Nursing issues

Right menu

Not logged in
Latest News
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.

Latest Events

21st World Nursing Education Conference

Nursing Edu 2018
Technology Innovations in Nursing Education
Poll

Tweets

NurseCentral / News


Latest Nursing News

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

Anzac Day: War heroines to have their day on stage - Maribyrnong Weekly

NO WORDS can describe the awfulness of the wounds. Bullets are nothing. It is the shrapnel that tears through the flesh and cuts off limbs.

Nursing a family affair at Jerilderie - Weekly Times

NURSING has given Jerilderie a gift, the invaluable contribution of a family of carers.

Qld nurses to vote on draft pay deal - Nursing Review

New agreement provides a three per cent annual pay rise and improvements to allowances and working conditions. Queensland nurses and midwives are to vote on a new workplace agreement after a draft deal was reached with the new LNP government in record time.

Government announces new coroners to ease inquiry backlog - Perth Now

ATTORNEY General Christian Porter today announced the appointment of three temporary coroners to reduce the backlog of coronial cases - just months after PerthNow highlighted the long wait lists.

Psych nurses stop work in pay and workload battle - Melbourne Weekly Eastern

PSYCHIATRIC nurses based in Ringwood and Box Hill are among Victorian mental health workers involved in rolling strikes in a bid to resolve an industrial fight with the state government.

Nurses reveal pain of cuts - The Mercury

TASMANIAN nurses say they are being abused, seeing patients wait on emergency trolleys for days and being brought close to tears by the effects of health cuts.

Epping mental health workers join fight for more pay - Northern Weekly

MELBOURNE Health workers based in Epping will join Victorian mental health professionals in a series of rolling strikes in a bid to resolve an industrial dispute with the state government.

The connective tissue of modern health - Financial Review

As patients enter Melbourne’s Western Hospital, it’s probably impossible for them to spot the electronic heart that helps them be treated.

Miss Camden Hospital 68: They were some of best years for Beverley Littlefair - Macarthur Chronicle

IT WASN’T quite a Miss Universe sash but for dedicated nurse Beverley Littlefair, the Miss Hospital title was even better.

Nurse union demands more midwives - Newcastle Herald

THE NSW Nurses Association has delivered an ultimatum to Hunter New England Health, who they say has failed to provide extra midwives for John Hunter and Maitland maternity services.