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Plenty of care in the air 13-05-2018

With about 350,000 registered nurses in Australia, it’s no surprise to find them in our hospitals, community health centres and aged care facilities. But there are some environments where seeing a nurse makes most of us do a double take.

Nurses and midwives look at Ratios and 'excellence in care' 11-05-2018

International Midwives Day was celebrated globally on May 5, while International Nurses Day will be recognised tomorrow, Saturday May 12. These days are an occasion to celebrate, commemorate and increase awareness of the contribution of midwives and nurses towards patients all over the world.

Babies 'don't count' when calculating nurse-to-patient ratios 26-04-2018

Our ageing and growing population has not been matched by hospital staffing levels, creating compound problems on wards, nurses say. And babies need to be counted when nurse-to-patient ratios are calculated, for the sake of hospital patients as well as staff.

Nurses demand new legislation around aged-care staff ratio 12-05-2018

AROUND two hundred nurses, aged care workers and the community have taken part in a rally to call on the Federal Government to legislate for improved staffing ratios in residential aged care.

NSW teachers, nurses, face housing despair 05-02-2018

Skyrocketing housing prices have pushed teachers and nurses out of Sydney prompting fears of worker shortages in critical areas.

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Team chosen for FMC emergency dept review - ABC News

A emergency department expert from Western Australia has been appointed to review patient handling at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) in Adelaide.

Nurse did not examine Andrew Allan: mother - Sydney Morning Herald

The mother of a teenager who died after being turned away from Northam Hospital with a Panadol has told a coronial inquest the male nurse who treated her son did not do any physical examination or record her son's name.

More nurses and funds for homeless in state budget - WA Today

The WA Premier has announced that the upcoming state budget will include a 15 per cent increase of funding towards combating homelessness as well as an increase in the number of child health nurses.

Mental health and the federal budget - Crikey

Mental Health Takes the Night Off – Budget 2012

UQ Nursing and Midwifery achieves a first globally - UQ News

The UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery is the first School of Nursing and Midwifery outside Canada to receive international accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) for its Bachelor of Nursing program.

Bendigo women get double the care - Bendigo Advertiser

BENDIGO will now have access to two dedicated McGrath breast care nurses to support women who suffer from breast cancer and their families.

Spotlight on patient consent - Nursing Review

Graduate midwife, Zoe Lock is conducting timely research to improve Victoria’s documented consent practices for induced labour.

CWA's 400 Favourite Recipes - Weekly Times Now

BLESS those members of the Country Women's Association. Where would we be without them?

Northam teen swine flu death: inquiry begins - Sydney Morning Herald

Andrew Allan arrived at Northam Hospital on September 16, 2010, with a 40 degree fever, vomiting and struggling to breathe.

Aboriginal babies miss out on home visits - Ninemsn

Aboriginal babies are missing out on nurses' visits under a program designed to support disadvantaged NSW families, a new study has found.