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New SA Health Minister Peter Malinauskas tours Royal Adelaide Hospital 19-09-2017

New South Australian Health Minister Peter Malinauskas took an impromptu tour of the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital last night, hours after being sworn in, to be confronted by “alarming” concerns from nurses about serious safety problems threatening patient care.

Queensland nursing exchange program: City nurses swap scrubs for adventure in the bush 19-09-2017

In the first exchange of its type in Queensland, four nurses have swapped jobs for three months.

Aged care shifts with one registered nurse 18-09-2017

The limited number of registered nurses rostered on to cover shifts at aged care homes at certain times has come under question. The issue was highlighted after influenza swept through several aged care homes in Tasmania and caused deaths.

Rural South Australian nurses are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals 15-09-2017

NURSES are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals, which could prevent patients from being admitted, amid claims staff shortages are compromising patient care.

Nurse walk-in centre planned for Gungahlin in ACT budget 31-05-2017

Gungahlin will receive a multi-million dollar healthcare boost when the ACT government reveals its annual budget early next week.

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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.

New guide helps nurses navigate Facebook, Twitter - Nursing Careers Allied Health

Nurses and nursing students have been warned to think carefully before allowing employers, other nurses, doctors and allied health professionals access to their personal information on social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace.

An important month for nurses in Australia - Surf Coast Times

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the national board) recognises that May is an important month for Australia’s 340,000 enrolled and registered nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives and eligible midwives.

Nurse continues to shine - NewsMail

A BUNDABERG nurse is now better equipped to tackle the demands of her job after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Master of Advanced Nursing Practice.

Agreement reached with nurse’s unionAgreement reached with nurse’s union - My Sunshine Coast

The Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg has welcomed news that Queensland nurses will soon vote on their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

MP: Reinstate emergency services - The Northern Star

PAGE MP Janelle Saffin has condemned the Northern NSW Local Health District over its axing of night emergency services at Bonalbo hospital and its refusal to reinstate services at Coraki.

Mental health fight heats up - Latrobe Valley Express

THE fight for improved mental health funding and staffing levels is set to intensify, according to unions.

Cases against two men spark euthanasia debate in New Zealand - Herald Sun

The cases of two men charged with helping terminally ill relatives to end their lives have sparked a fresh debate about voluntary euthanasia in New Zealand.

After two years, parents of Andrew Allan to face nurse - Perth Now

ANDREW Allan's grief-stricken parents will come face-to-face with the male nurse at the centre of the schoolboy's death when he gives evidence at an inquest in 10 days.

Doctors versus chemists in war over flu shot - The Telegraph

A NATIONAL pharmacy chain offering discount flu jabs has been slammed by The Australian Medical Association for putting people at risk.