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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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Randwick hospitals honour their nurses - Southern Courier

BETTY Michie has delivered babies in the same labour ward for 41 years.

Plastic waste angers Mona Vale Hospital nurse - Manly Daily

A NURSE has spoken out against what she said was the needless waste of resources in serving patients at Mona Vale Hospital.

Community nurses to deliver virtual consults - Nursing Review

People living in their own homes will have daily virtual consultations with community nurses under a new trial. Darragh O Keeffe reports.

Health boss rejects criticism of country emergency departments - Perth Now

WA Health bosses have hit back at claims emergency departments in regional hospitals were an accident waiting to happen.

Concern over mental health funding freeze - Nursing Review

Mental health nurses say patients with severe and complex mental illness will miss out due to the capping of a popular mental health program. Linda Belardi reports.

Hospital tweets brain surgery to 14,000 followers - NCAH

A hospital in the United States has tweeted live from the operating theatre as a neurosurgeon removed a brain tumour from a 21-year-old woman.

Giving back: Tide turning for regional nursing - ABC

As regional towns and hospitals struggle to attract enough doctors, the numbers of nursing staff are improving.

Solutions to nursing crisis a secret

THOUSANDS of SA nurses are set to retire over the next 10 years, but SA Health has refused to release a report addressing the shortage, the nursing union says.

Brenden named Nurse of the Year - Western Advocate

A BATHURST nurse whose leadership and enthusiasm has enriched the lives of patients and staff has won Graduate Nurse of the Year in the 2012 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards.

RDNS launches virtual consults - Aged Care insite

People living in their own homes will have daily virtual consultations with community nurses under a new trial. Darragh O Keeffe reports.