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Ipswich nurse's tale of the high seas 03-08-2018

AN IPSWICH nurse navigator has returned from a global aid mission around the world. West Moreton Health Nurse Navigator Gail Rogers took the transition in her stride when she swapped the familiar wards of Ipswich Hospital for a 1000-bed hospital on the high seas during a recent seven-week deployment with the Navy.

Nurse allegedly assaulted at Canberra's Dhulwa Mental Health Unit 01-08-2018

Nurses have been punched in the face and kicked in the head during multiple assaults by a patient at Canberra's secure mental health unit, the ACT nursing union has alleged.

Nurses deliver first book of its kind in Australia and New Zealand 18-08-2018

FIVE Townsville clinicians have literally helped write a book on neonatal care, the first to be written in Australian and New Zealand.

Premier announces boost to Vic nurse numbers 21-08-2018

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaking to media outside state parliament in Melbourne about legislation to ensure increased patient to nurse ratios in the state. Andrews says he is confident the legislation will pass through parliament even with a tight deadline. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victorian Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick says in reality the boost will mean nurses can do their job properly rather than be constantly under pressure.

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.

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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.

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.