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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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Health professional masters complex, crucial knowledge - Penrith Star

MAY is the month we recognise hard-working staff such as Linda Hasler for International Nurses Day. Ms Hasler has been a nurse at Nepean Hospital for 18 of her 20 years in the profession and loves it.

Heidelberg film guide for dementia - Heidelberg Leader

A HEIDELBERG Repatriation Hospital doctor is a new face and a reassuring voice for the patients and families of people recently diagnosed with dementia.

Ambulance of the air - Ridge News

Lightning Ridge was introduced to the NSW Air Ambulance Plane which landed at the Ridge Airport last Wednesday.

Health hotline a success - ABC News

A healthcare telephone hotline is helping to ensure the Hunter's emergency departments are not clogged with people with non-acute illnesses.

Hospital boards to have full control to hire and fire under new laws - Courier Mail

LOCAL hospital boards will have the power to hire and fire their own chief executives under new laws to be introduced in State Parliament today.

Nurses play vital role at Bulahdelah - Myall Coast Nota

WITHOUT a visiting medical officer (VMO) at their hospital, the nurses at Bulahdelah have had to step up their role in order to keep the hospital in operation.

Nurses take the honours for International Nurses Day - Fairfield Advance

FAIRFIELD’S hard-working nurses made time in their busy week to celebrate International Nurses’ Day on Friday.

Lyell McEwin nurses with state awards - News Review Messenger

LEANNE Lambert and Nerida Farmer knew at an early age that they wanted to become nurses.

Nurses conference about to kick off - Northern Star

THE North Coast Nurse Practitioner Network together with the NSW Chapter of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is holding its Fourth Annual Conference at the Norm Jordan Pavilion at the Coffs Harbour Showground, Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour on May 17 and 18.

Cancer nurse coordinators for New Zealand - NCAH

New Zealand will receive 40 cancer nurse coordinators as part of the government’s plans to spend $101 million on improving frontline health services over the next four years.