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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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QNU welcomes commitment to nurse patient ratios - My Sunshine Coast

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

Queensland budget 2015: Thoughts from residents across the state - ABC News

Queensland's Labor Government handed down its first budget on Tuesday, with Treasurer Curtis Pitt's $49.9 billion budget focusing on jobs, health and education.

Historic Public Health Plan Announced for QLD - My Sunshine Coast

SICK and injured Queenslanders will be better protected under a historic nursing initiative announced today.

Qld health minister defends nursing plan - 7 News

Queensland's health minister is adamant a $212 million four-year plan to bolster the state's nursing workforce will improve patient care.

Qld budget contains $212m for more nurses - 7 News

The Queensland Labor government's first budget on Tuesday will include more than $210 million to improve the state's nursing workforce, the premier says.

One nurse to every four patients will be required during the day under new laws -

THE Palaszczuk Government, in a bid to improve patient safety, is planning new laws that will prescribe the number of nurses required in Queensland hospitals.

Devoted nurse had a writer’s eye and an admirable nose for news - SMH

Susan Hudson, who trained first as a nurse and then as a journalist, managed at times to combine both professions during a long and varied career that included writing obituaries for The Age.

NSW inquiry launched into staffing in aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda

The adequacy of nursing staff levels in residential aged care facilities in NSW will be the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry, which will also consider the need for wider regulatory reform and minimum standards for personal carers.

Proposed State laws may affect registered nurses in aged care - ABC News

The role of registered nurses in aged care in New South Wales is being investigated through a new inquiry.

Primary health care nursing gets $6.4M boost - Hospital & Agedcare

The federal government will give $6.4 million to a nursing in primary health care program that aims to improve access to health care for rural and remote communities, older Australians and those with chronic disease.