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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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Nurse shortfall to hit 100,000 - The Australian

AUSTRALIA faces a shortage of 109,000 nurses -- 27 per cent of the total nursing workforce -- and of 2700 doctors by 2025 unless co-ordinated national action is taken by federal, state and territory governments, health ministers have been warned.

Can technology help overcome Australia's healthcare challenges? - ABC Technology

Australia, similar to other more mature markets in the Asia Pacific, is increasingly facing a number of healthcare challenges. Continued population growth, demands for increased access to high-quality healthcare, an aging population, shortage of clinicians, and increasing budgetary pressures in healthcare institutions are just some of the issues faced by an already budget-constrained system.

Qld whistleblower calls for support - 9 News

A former medical board investigator with claims of shocking malpractice in Queensland Health wants other insiders to blow the whistle.

Nurse David Copley hailed for butting in to stop smoking - Adelaide Now

CANCER survivor and Aboriginal elder David Copley has helped double the number of indigenous clients calling the Quitline.

Hospital ordered to re-hire bat rescuer nurse - ABC News

A New South Wales nurse sacked for bringing bats to work has won her job back.

Stoic nurses stared down an atrocious death - Sydney Morning Herald

The courage of marooned World War II nurses in the face of slaughter still resonates, writes Steve Meacham.

Concern and care - Yass Tribune

Nursing came naturally to Barbara McKeown AM, whose compassion and generosity lent itself to the profession.

Must our final years also be the darkest? - National Times

My mother's experience in nursing homes left me with haunting questions.

Learning nursing Coota style - Cootamundra Herald

FOR the past six weeks Cootamundra has played host to two Indian nurses conducting their nursing bridging training at the local hospital.

Nurses inspire with Real Inspirations - NCAH

Two Melbourne nurses are producing a book showcasing the inspirational lives of people, including patients and healthcare workers.