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New SA Health Minister Peter Malinauskas tours Royal Adelaide Hospital 19-09-2017

New South Australian Health Minister Peter Malinauskas took an impromptu tour of the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital last night, hours after being sworn in, to be confronted by “alarming” concerns from nurses about serious safety problems threatening patient care.

Queensland nursing exchange program: City nurses swap scrubs for adventure in the bush 19-09-2017

In the first exchange of its type in Queensland, four nurses have swapped jobs for three months.

Aged care shifts with one registered nurse 18-09-2017

The limited number of registered nurses rostered on to cover shifts at aged care homes at certain times has come under question. The issue was highlighted after influenza swept through several aged care homes in Tasmania and caused deaths.

Rural South Australian nurses are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals 15-09-2017

NURSES are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals, which could prevent patients from being admitted, amid claims staff shortages are compromising patient care.

Nurse walk-in centre planned for Gungahlin in ACT budget 31-05-2017

Gungahlin will receive a multi-million dollar healthcare boost when the ACT government reveals its annual budget early next week.

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Northern Hospital patients left untreated, leaked email reveals - Northern Weekly

More than 100 people left Northern Hospital’s emergency department last week before being seen by medical staff, according to a leaked internal email.

Through These Lines

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THROUGH THESE LINES is an original play by Sydney actor/writer Cheryl Ward, informed by the letters and diaries of Australian army women in WWI.

The production comes to Sydney after a seven-week tour of regional NSW that was enthusiastically received by audiences:

Nurses plan industrial action - Examiner

NURSES across the state have unanimously endorsed industrial action against a state government wage freeze.

Aged care nurses can drive e-health - Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged care’s first certified e-health nurse in Australia is calling on her counterparts to get the skills they need to provide care in the digital age.

New job cuts shock nurses - Western Advocate

THE Western NSW Local Health District (WLHD) cut 57 nursing and midwifery positions in the last financial year, the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association has claimed.

War nurse a trooper - Bay Post

“She said to me, ‘I must tell you, you are wearing your medals on the wrong side’,” Mrs Bryce, of Batehaven, recalled. “Oh, no, I said. I have earned these.”

Anzac nurses honoured in new show - SMH

Anzac nurse Olive Haynes’ diary has a delicately simple title:We Are Here Too. “It’s taken directly from a letter Olive wrote home,” actress Anna McGahan elaborates. “She was sent an Australian news article which detailed how the men arrived, and the horses arrived, with no mention of the nurses whatsoever, so she wrote back, ‘Well, you might like to mention that we are here too’.”

Tasmanian nurses say industrial action over wage freeze won't affect patients - 7 News

The union representing Tasmania's nurses and midwives says planned industrial action will put pressure on the system without affecting patient care.

Nurses sue hospitals for injuries from moving patients - Herald Sun

A GRADUATE nurse who says she injured her back moving an obese patient is suing the hospital amid a raft of similar complaints.

Study probes overuse of antibiotics in aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda

Pressure from families and nursing staff to prescribe antibiotics is fuelling their inappropriate use in aged care, the authors of a new study claim.