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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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Nurse's union demands urgent intervention over Launceston General Hospital safety concerns - ABC News

Fears for nurse safety and their professional well-being at Launceston General Hospital have prompted the union to demand an urgent intervention by Health Minister Michael Ferguson.

Nurses and security guard injured in brawl at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital - ABC News

At least four nurses and one security guard have been allegedly assaulted by a patient and his family members during a brawl at Queensland's largest public hospital.

Thank you to unsung heroes - QT

INTERNATIONAL Nurses Day provides a rare opportunity to thank those who tirelessly serve us when we are at our weakest.

LETTER: Govt does well to care for nurses - QT

THE Queensland Government should be congratulated for addressing the workload of nurses and midwives in public health facilities. For the first time, Queensland will have mandated nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios.

Vic nurses finally get pay rise to level NSW counterparts - Ten News

It’s been a historic 24-hours for Victorian nurses who were finally awarded a pay rise of up to 20 percent under an unprecedented eight-year deal.

Celebrating nurses, the 'heartbeat' of aged care - DPS News

Today is a great opportunity for us all to reflect on the amazing work nurses do each and every day and to congratulate them on the care they provide people right across the community, from early childhood, to the elderly and vulnerable living in nursing homes.

On International Nurses Day an Australian nurse writes about the weirdest parts of her job - news.com.au

NURSING as a profession can be funny, amazing, awe inspiring and rewarding, but it can also be dirty, tragic and exhausting.

Minister calls meeting over nurse safety - skynews.com.au

The federal government will bring key groups together to improve the safety of remote health workers after the death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford.

Gayle Woodford: WA nurse resigns after fearing for her safety at remote Aboriginal community - ABC News

A West Australian nurse working in a remote area has resigned from her position after becoming increasingly concerned for her personal safety following the killing of SA nurse Gayle Woodford.

Gayle Woodford's death prompts calls for greater safety practices for remote nurses - ABC 7.30

The death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford has sent shockwaves across the country. It has also prompted a review of safety measures for all staff working remotely. [+audio]