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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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Michael Calder: Nurses' records on man who died inconsistent, Brisbane inquest hears - ABC News

A coronial inquest into the death of a 33-year-old after he was given painkillers in a Brisbane hospital has heard there were inconsistencies in nurses' records about how much pain he was in.

WA nurses call for sick pet leave as they negotiate work agreement - ABC News

The head of the nurses' union in WA says calls for days off to care for sick pets is not silly or frivolous and would be a first in Australia.

Nurses union demands Tasmanian Government hand over overtime data - ABC News

The Tasmanian Government has been accused of hiding how much overtime the state's nurses are working.

The mystery of the vanishing Vietnamese nurses - IN Daily

It’s one of the policy aspirations touted during the Labor decade that prompted early sound and fury but has since disappeared into the ether.

Nurses union demands Tasmanian Government hand over overtime data - ABC News

The Tasmanian Government has been accused of hiding how much overtime the state's nurses are working.

Perth mental health nurse banned for putting patient in chokehold, poking him in eye - Perth Now

AN experienced mental health nurse has been banned from the profession for a year after he put a patient in a chokehold and poked him forcefully in the eye during a violent altercation.

Mental health nurses: take a walk in their shoes - ABC News

Despite the best efforts of educators, mental health is still surrounded by stigma, prejudice and judgement within the community.

Perth mental health nurse banned after fight with patient - ABC News

A registered nurse has been reprimanded and banned for 12 months over a violent altercation with a psychiatric patient at Joondalup Health Campus in northern Perth.

Mental health nurses: take a walk in their shoes - ABC

Despite the best efforts of educators, mental health is still surrounded by stigma, prejudice and judgement within the community.

Candidate’s nurse title trouble - Herald Sun

A TASMANIAN Liberal election candidate could be in hot water after promoting herself as a nurse when her registration had lapsed.