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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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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.

Nurses’ day a time to show gratitude - Maitland Mercury

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