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Ipswich nurse's tale of the high seas 03-08-2018

AN IPSWICH nurse navigator has returned from a global aid mission around the world. West Moreton Health Nurse Navigator Gail Rogers took the transition in her stride when she swapped the familiar wards of Ipswich Hospital for a 1000-bed hospital on the high seas during a recent seven-week deployment with the Navy.

Nurse allegedly assaulted at Canberra's Dhulwa Mental Health Unit 01-08-2018

Nurses have been punched in the face and kicked in the head during multiple assaults by a patient at Canberra's secure mental health unit, the ACT nursing union has alleged.

Nurses deliver first book of its kind in Australia and New Zealand 18-08-2018

FIVE Townsville clinicians have literally helped write a book on neonatal care, the first to be written in Australian and New Zealand.

Premier announces boost to Vic nurse numbers 21-08-2018

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaking to media outside state parliament in Melbourne about legislation to ensure increased patient to nurse ratios in the state. Andrews says he is confident the legislation will pass through parliament even with a tight deadline. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victorian Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick says in reality the boost will mean nurses can do their job properly rather than be constantly under pressure.

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.

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SA nurses fear penalty rates proposal - Nine News

South Australia's nurses' union is worried the Productivity Commission proposal to reduce Sunday penalty rates could affect personal care workers.

Tasmanian Government warned to hire more doctors, nurses or risk patient safety - ABC News

The Tasmanian Government is being warned to hire more doctors and nurses, or risk public safety.

Australia’s health bodies unite to protest “appalling gag” on doctors, nurses working in detention centres - Croakey

Australia’s peak health professional bodies have voiced collective concern about the “appalling secrecy provisions” in the Australian Border Force Act 2015 which threaten jail for up to two years for health and medical professionals who disclose information about the conditions in immigration Detention Centres.

NSW Upper House to investigate role of registered nurses in nursing homes - ABC News

A Legislative Council inquiry in New South Wales Parliament is set to investigate the role of registered nurses in the state's nursing homes.

Nursing goes beyond physical care - The West

Holly Darby knows the health profession goes well beyond physicality. The 24-year-old Silver Chain nurse encounters people with mental health issues on a daily basis.

Union reveals 'real' cuts to nurse jobs - Queensland Times

PATIENT safety in the region's hospitals has been called into question with unions claiming more than 92 full-time nurses and midwives had been cut under the previous government.

RNs in aged care: stakeholders make their case to inquiry - Australian Ageing Agenda

Registered nurses tell NSW inquiry they’re essential to quality aged care, while regional provider says mandating RNs 24/7 on site at all facilities would send them broke.

Union reveals 'real' cuts to nurse jobs - qt.com.au

PATIENT safety in the region's hospitals has been called into question with unions claiming more than 92 full-time nurses and midwives had been cut under the previous government.

Nurse ratios save lives - Sunshine Coast Daily

THE Queensland Nurses' Union (QNU) welcomes Premier Palaszczuk's commitment this week to legislate nurse to patient ratios from 1 July 2016.

Queensland budgets for continued roll-out of clinical systems - PulseIT

The Queensland government allocated $179 million to the continued statewide roll-out of clinical and administrative support systems in yesterday's state budget as part of the overall $14.2 billion health spend.