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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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News items that concern or are of interest to Australian nurses.

Stop-work rally a 'last resort' - North West Weekly

MENTAL health workers in the west say they are tired of being overworked and underpaid.

Health forum backs federal takeover - ABC News

A north-west community forum has called for a federal takeover of Tasmania's health system.

Leila takes time to reflect - The Chronicle

THE hospital ward fell silent as the radio crackled a message from the Prime Minister, his voice thick and low.

Nurse in training - Moree Champion

Gracen Bussell, 16, has been busy learning new skills at the Moree District Health Service.

Aboriginal PhD a first for USQ - The Chronicle

On Saturday, Ms Best became the first indigenous person to graduate from the University of Southern Queensland with a Doctorate in Nursing.

Author tells tales of heroic nursing corp - Bendigo Advertiser

HISTORIAN and author Katrina Hedditch is working to preserve the memory of local nurses who served in World War I.

Mum's the word with health hotline - Central Western Daily

MORE than 1600 people in Orange have called an after-hours GP hotline in the last 12 months with many of the callers new mothers, according to data released recently.

Nursing home rebuilding as murder accused appears in court - Sydney Morning Herald

A nursing home devastated by fire and the deaths of at least 11 elderly residents is being rebuilt, with plans to have 128 beds by the end of next year.

Nursing can suit diverse skill sets - Macarthur Chronicle Camden

ONE patient Lyne Dine can’t forget is a boy who was brought from overseas to a southwest Sydney hospital for treatment to his badly deformed legs.

Breast care nurse gets more involved - Northern District Times

AFTER seven years of helping patients through their chemotherapy treatment and never knowing the outcome, Catriona Ross decided she wanted to become more involved with the whole journey.