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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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Impossible to manage patient load - Northern Star

A CORONIAL inquest into the 2011 death of Goonellabah man Glenn Rubbo at Lismore Base Hospital was part heard yesterday after it was revealed a key witness who wasn't subpoenaed to court was on an overseas holiday.

Base midwives celebrate their day - The Daily Advertiser

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Doctors in fight with families - The Telegraph

DOCTORS are at loggerheads over a new hospital plan allowing a patient's family to summons an expert team for emergencies without first calling a nurse.

Midwife delivers message of hope - The West Australian

At only 25, midwife Brooke Jones has already helped deliver hundreds of babies who would have normally been lucky to survive.

Intensive care needed for crisis hospital - Sydney Morning Herald

Patients are at risk in the Royal North Shore blame game, write Amy Corderoy and Anna Patty.

Coast nurse among MasterChef hopefuls - Gold Coast Entertainment

THE search for Australia's next MasterChef debuts tomorrow night with 14 Queenslanders vying to become the next Julie Goodwin, Adam Liaw or Kate Bracks.  Four hail from the Gold Coast, among them nurse Tracey Clark, a nurse unit manager for nine busy operating theatres which deal with all sorts of specialist surgery at Pindara Hospital.

Bountiful babies keep midwives busy - Daily Mercury

MACKAY midwives have been kept busy by a baby boom. A record 145 babies were delivered at Mackay Base Hospital in March.

Verna is a kidney angel - West Coast Sentinel

CEDUNA nurse Verna Newchurch has been honoured by Kidney Health Australia for her work with kidney dialysis with Ceduna District Health Services.

GP didn't read nurses' notes - The West Australian

A nursing home doctor has told a coronial inquest he did not read nurses' notes that indicated a resident may have had a broken bone, resulting in him mistaking a fractured femur for a skin infection.

Australia’s first National Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Service - PR Wire

Specialist nurses set to deliver crucial holistic care to those affected by prostate cancer.