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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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News items that concern or are of interest to Australian nurses.

Nurse caught drink driving in McDonalds drive-thru - Bay Post

A nurse seeking coffee and a burger at 2.15am blew three times the legal limit after Batemans Bay police stopped her as she drove away from the McDonald’s drive-through on Vesper St.

International Nurses Day celebrated - Harden Express

IT WAS was a sunny morning when local nurses celebrated International Nurses Day with barbecue on May 12.

Treasure Trove: Sister Morrice and Sister Helen - ABC News

Australian nurses have been going to war for well over 100 years - Sister Helen came back to Australia by mail.

Mental health funding freeze questioned - ABC News

Mental health practitioners in north-west Victoria are upset about a freeze on funding for a growing mental health program.

Nurses’ pay decision upheld - The Courier

THE Federal Court has rejected an appeal by Ballarat Health Services to overturn a decision that it underpaid shift allowances for psychiatric nurses by more than $110,000.

Celebrating the work of nurses - Northern Rivers Echo News

DIANNE Everitt, of Lismore, is a trained optical mechanic. She's spent time in the central Australian desert, helping remote communities deal with the effects of trachoma, alongside workers from the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Service drives women's health - Central Queensland News

ROBYN Stoddart is one of a group of dedicated Queensland Health nurses and health workers proving distance is no barrier as they provide rural women with vital health services.

Helping victims of crime, travellers - The West

Paul Headley spends a lot of time in court, and at the airport, but he is no criminal. Neither is he a lawyer or a pilot.

System failed my ill son: father - The West

A grieving Perth father has called for the mental health system to stop shutting families out of their loved ones' treatment after the death of his 23-year-old mentally ill son.

Regional hospital gets government funds injection - ABC News

The State Government is to provide Keith Hospital in the upper south-east of South Australia with a one-off $350,000 grant to help shore up its future.