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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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Nurses’ day a time to show gratitude - Maitland Mercury

Nurses from Maitland Hospital joined others around the world in celebrating International Nurses Day ­yesterday.

BlueScope nurse nationally recognised - Illawarra Mercury

In her steel-capped boots and hi-vis vest, Lara Tramacco doesn't look like a typical nurse but her passion for the profession has been recognised nationally.

Fears of budget health cuts - 7 News

South Australia’s Health Minister predicts slashing and burning in tomorrow night’s budget will be the same as axing 500 local nurses. Mike Smithson reports. [+video]

Unregulated workers a poor solution to health budget crisis - NCAH

Amid the shortage of qualified nursing staff and rising health costs, expert opinion has questioned the value of replacing registered or enrolled nurses with unregulated nursing workers.

Adelaide University’s Council approves design of new $206m Medical and Nursing School building - Daily Telegraph

THE design of the new $206 million Medical and Nursing School building planned for the biomedical precinct has been approved by the University of Adelaide’s Council.

Get networking to advance your nursing career - NCAH

Nurses are tapping into a unique networking opportunity to discuss local professional issues and advance their professional development. Karen Keast meets a young nurse leader striving to connect nurses through the initiative.

Midwives wanted for emotional well-being survey - NCAH

A new survey will explore the emotional well-being of Australian midwives and create strategies to keep midwives happy and healthy at work.

Hospital doctors failing to wash their hands - ABC AM

New research has found Australian doctors are failing to wash their hands in hospitals as often as they should. Nurses though are far more likely to follow the rules and they're now being urged to broach the subject with the medicos.[+audio]

Auckland nursing and midwifery jobs at risk - NCAH

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) holds fears nursing and midwifery jobs could be targeted after Auckland District Health Board (DHB) revealed plans to introduce cost-cutting measures.

Trained nurses commit to treating the homeless on the street in Melbourne’s CBD - Herald Sun

TRAINED nurses are walking CBD streets late at night to care for hundreds of homeless people.