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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.

‘White privilege’ storm over nursing code 01-02-2018

Health authorities have been criticised for seemingly encouraging nurses and midwives to acknowledge “white privilege” when treating Aboriginal and Torres Strait ­Islander patients.

Queensland election: LNP unveils payroll tax threshold plan to create 500,000 jobs 30-10-2017

The LNP says it will lift the payroll tax threshold for businesses by $25,000 a year for ten years, and will aim to create 500,000 jobs.

Big pharma's cash splash on nurses, dietitians and pharmacists for services 26-10-2017

Nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other allied health workers are getting millions of dollars in payments from big pharmaceutical companies for their services.

Extra frontline staff for CQ health services 30-10-2017

CENTRAL Queenslanders could have better health services access with the latest promise from the Australian Labor Party as part of the State Election campaign.

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Smartphone to improve workflow for nurses launched - Australian Ageing Agenda

A smartphone solution launched this week designed to address alarm fatigue for nurses in hospitals would also be a great tool in aged care settings, according to industry stalwart George Margelis.

Healthy prognosis for online records - St Marys Star

MOUNT Druitt Hospital is set to become one of the first in NSW to go paperless.

Nurses urge political action on violence in hospitals - The Age

Nurses have called for major parties to sign up to a plan to address violence in Victorian hospitals, with minimum security standards and flagging of problem patients among top priorities. [+audio]

Stabbed surgeon in hospital safety push - Monash Weekly

The neurosurgeon who narrowly survived a stabbing attack in the foyer of Western Hospital has warned that further attacks will occur unless new measures to protect staff and patients are introduced.

Hospitals should not be the violence front line - The Age

Before the 2010 election, the Coalition outlined a plan to spend $21 million putting 120 armed protective services officers into hospital emergency departments.

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.