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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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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.

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.