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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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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.

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.