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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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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.

Midwives still await PBS script training - The Australian

MIDWIVES have not written a single prescription under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, nearly 18 months after they were supposed to begin, because no training courses exist to teach them safe prescribing.

Many positives in nursing career - Hornsby Advocate

AFTER growing up on a farm and helping sick birds and rabbits back to good health, Peg Hibbert decided she wanted to pursue a career in nursing.

Plenty of comfort and care required as a nurse - Penrith Press

KERRY Rodgers has been present at many surgeries that have helped to welcome new lives or make someone better.

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Patient care is healthy for soul as a nurse - Inner West Courier

O’BRAY Smith has assisted with the delivery and care of hundreds of babies.  Ms Smith, 31, of Dulwich Hill, has worked as a registered nurse for the past 10 years at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH).

Hospital staff blamed for baby's death - Central Advocate

STATE Coroner Alastair Hope has found that a newborn Aboriginal baby died at Northam Hospital on March 20, 2008, from “misadventure”.

Nurse a saviour for injured soldiers - Sydney Morning Herald

Ditta McCarthy, an army nurse in the Korean War in 1953, might well have been likened to Florence Nightingale, especially when, with no electricity, she and her colleagues went round the wards at night with lamps and candles.

WWII Nurse recognised - Ballina Advocate

IAN Kirkland met Jessie Eaton-Lee in 1994.  The Alstonville Plateau Historical Society member was a teacher at Alstonville Public School, and Jessie spoke to the students at the Anzac Day service.