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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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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.

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

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