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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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Canberran's computer program may prove to be a life and cost saver - Canberra Times

A hospital computer system invented by a Canberra man is helping cut down on paperwork and letting nurses spend more time with patients, with a successful trial of the IT system finding it could potentially save lives and millions of dollars.

Nurses can't find jobs - ABC Lateline

Up to three thousand graduate nurses haven't managed to get jobs in hospitals and unions are blaming a rise in the number of foreign nurses being brought into the country on 457 working visas.

Who is caring for Victoria's nurses? - The Age

Nurses are selfless, stressed - and increasingly sick. Through a harrowing series of anecdotes, Kathy Evans shows why the entire community is at risk when the carers are not adequately cared for.

Nursing jobs are being outsourced to cheap 457 visa immigrants - news.com.au

 

HUNDREDS of graduate nurses and midwives are struggling to get jobs and complain of being locked out of the workforce at the same time as hospitals are employing thousands of foreign nurses on temporary 457 visas.

Anderson honours local nurses’ skills - Namoi Valley Independant

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has thanked local nurses and midwives for their commitment, compassion and professionalism when caring for patients in the NSW public health system.

Outstanding nurses recognised - NCAH

A nurse who championed an innovative system that enables mental health nurses to attend police and ambulance call-outs to people with mental illness is the Nurse of the Year.

Graduate nurses finding it tough in unhealthy job market - The Chronicle

GRADUATE nurse Sarah Behrend is lucky to have secured a job in her dream profession, but not all newly qualified health care workers are finding it so easy.

Passion is key for award-winning nurse - Daily Mercury

JULIANA Sherman-Dunne's zeal for her profession is infectious. The Mackay Base Hospital clinical nurse said passion for the job was a quality all good nurses had.

Dubbo Hospital's G Ward named Nursing team of the Year - Daily Liberal

NURSES who have made G Ward of Dubbo Hospital a "safer place for patients and a happier place for staff" are being toasted across the Western NSW Local Health District.

'Such a lovely surprise': regional nursing award shocks Maryanne - Central Western Daily

OF the thousands of hardworking nurses in the Western Local Health District (WLHD), Orange’s Maryanne Burgess has been named top nurse for the region in 2014.