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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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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.

University of Adelaide Medical and Nursing building - Architecture and Design

Designed by Lyons Architects and to be developed by Lend Lease Corporation, the new Medical and Nursing school planned for the University of Adelaide will be situated in the SA Health and Biomedical Precinct in the university’s West-End.

Remote Aboriginal health a passion for Andriette - 612 ABC Brisbane

Andriette Du Plessis has worked as a nurse overseas and in Australia for over 30 years - but chose to take up a role in remote North West Queensland.[audio]

Wauchope to Africa - Wauchope Gazette

"THERE is no better thing than to see people with such joyful smiles and such happiness living in places with the bare necessities," said Wauchope nurse Becky-Lee Young of her recent two-month commitment with international charity Mercy Ships.

Mildura's growing refugee health program - ABC Mildura - Swan Hill

Mildura's refugee health program is expanding. So what does it take to be a refugee health nurse?

Spotlight on barriers to NP practice - Australian Ageing Agenda

Local and international nurse practitioners discussed the professional milestones and ongoing challenges facing the profession at a RDNS masterclass held in Melbourne last week.

Nursing student sings for mental health - NCAH

A nursing student has told how the skills he learnt in his studies and part-time orderly work helped him approach a semi-naked homeless man passed out on the wintry streets of Brighton in the United Kingdom.

Golden girls of 1964 go back to where it began - The Standard

A SURPRISE appearance by a woman who flew from the United Kingdom to attend was a highlight of a weekend reunion of 1964 trainee nurses at Warrnambool Base Hospital.

Nurses’ tablets tame the tyranny of distance - The Australian

TABLET computers with high-speed wireless broadband connectivity and video capabilities have been credited with saving time and money for healthcare provider Silver Chain.

Australian Nursing Federation breaks ranks to back graft inquiry - The Australian

WESTERN Australia’s biggest union has broken ranks by welcoming the Abbott government’s royal commission into unions, saying it will help clean up a movement that has been plagued by a string of fraud scandals.