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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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Providers push to review RN staffing requirement - Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged care providers and nursing unions in NSW are set to clash over whether to keep state legislation requiring aged care facilities to employ registered nurses at all times to oversee high care residents.

Former nurse fights to decriminalise medical cannabis - NCAH

Throughout her 20-plus year nursing career, Lucy Haslam was familiar with issues around pain management and cancer treatment.

Quarter of nurses take home $100,000 after pay increases - Mysunshinecoast

More than a quarter of all Queensland Health nurses now take home a pay-packet of more than $100,000 a year and “they’re worth every last penny of it”, Health minister Lawrence Springborg says.

Overtime taking toll on Tasmania's nurses and midwives - NCAH

Tasmania’s public sector nurses and midwives are increasingly working overtime and double shifts to fill roster shortages.

Canberra Close Up: Veronica (Ronnie) Croome, ACT Chief Nurse - 666 ABC

Hail to the chief: ACT's top nurse, Veronica Croome, shared her story with Alex Sloan on 666 Afternoons Canberra Close Up. [+audio]

Accolade for nursing researcher - NCAH

A Queensland nursing researcher focused on improving patient safety has been recognised with an award for her work.

Conference inspires primary health care nurses - NCAH

More than 400 primary health care nurses have gathered to network, learn, discuss and be inspired as part of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association’s (APNA) sixth national conference in Sydney.

Queensland to recruit an extra 100 ambulance officers - NCAH

Queensland will receive 155 new and replacement ambulances and recruit an extra 100 ambulance officers in 2014-15.

NSW nurse failed basic life support test - 9News

When a registered Sydney nurse with more than 15 years experience failed a basic life support test, it was clear something was wrong.

When a registered Sydney nurse with more than 15 years experience failed a basic life support test, it was clear something was wrong.

PACU nursing on a floating hospital - NCAH

Victorian nurse Michelle McEwan has cared for some of the world’s poorest people on the threshold of new lives.