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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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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.

Cleveland wins nurse hub - Bayside Bulletin

Cleveland is set to become a training hub for nurses after Redland City Council approved a development application for Mater Health Services to open a teaching centre next to the library in Middle Street.

Patients sell up to pay for health care: GP - ABC News

A Hobart GP claims many Tasmanians are having to sell their possessions to get treatment in the private health system.

Pat adamant system's sick - Gladstone Observer

When the former nurse appeared in The Observer three weeks ago, she said nurses at Gladstone Hospital were disillusioned by the system they worked in.

Job cuts battle looms - Penrith Star

PUBLIC sector workers' representatives in Penrith fear staff cuts could result from proposed state government regulations.