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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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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.

Sepsis-related deaths decline - NCAH

Australia and New Zealand now have the lowest rates of mortality for ICU sepsis in the world, according to the results of a new study.