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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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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.

Tas Treasurer urges local government to adopt wage freeze - ABC News

Tasmania's Treasurer wants local government to follow a state public sector wage freeze. Cabinet has a plan to freeze wages for 12 months, as well as limit pay increases by 2 per cent each year after that.