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New SA Health Minister Peter Malinauskas tours Royal Adelaide Hospital 19-09-2017

New South Australian Health Minister Peter Malinauskas took an impromptu tour of the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital last night, hours after being sworn in, to be confronted by “alarming” concerns from nurses about serious safety problems threatening patient care.

Queensland nursing exchange program: City nurses swap scrubs for adventure in the bush 19-09-2017

In the first exchange of its type in Queensland, four nurses have swapped jobs for three months.

Aged care shifts with one registered nurse 18-09-2017

The limited number of registered nurses rostered on to cover shifts at aged care homes at certain times has come under question. The issue was highlighted after influenza swept through several aged care homes in Tasmania and caused deaths.

Rural South Australian nurses are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals 15-09-2017

NURSES are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals, which could prevent patients from being admitted, amid claims staff shortages are compromising patient care.

Nurse walk-in centre planned for Gungahlin in ACT budget 31-05-2017

Gungahlin will receive a multi-million dollar healthcare boost when the ACT government reveals its annual budget early next week.

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New SA Health Minister Peter Malinauskas tours Royal Adelaide Hospital - The Australian

New South Australian Health Minister Peter Malinauskas took an impromptu tour of the new $2.4 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital last night, hours after being sworn in, to be confronted by “alarming” concerns from nurses about serious safety problems threatening patient care.

Queensland nursing exchange program: City nurses swap scrubs for adventure in the bush - ABC News

In the first exchange of its type in Queensland, four nurses have swapped jobs for three months.

Aged care shifts with one registered nurse - The Advocate

The limited number of registered nurses rostered on to cover shifts at aged care homes at certain times has come under question. The issue was highlighted after influenza swept through several aged care homes in Tasmania and caused deaths.

Rural South Australian nurses are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals - news.com.au

NURSES are threatening industrial action at four rural hospitals, which could prevent patients from being admitted, amid claims staff shortages are compromising patient care.

Nurse walk-in centre planned for Gungahlin in ACT budget - Canberra Times

Gungahlin will receive a multi-million dollar healthcare boost when the ACT government reveals its annual budget early next week.

'Medihotels' to ease Tas hospital pain - The Australian

A plan to open a series of "medihotels" across Tasmania is the state Labor opposition's solution to a public hospital bed shortage.

Careers Australia fails: 15,000 students, 1000 staff gone - Byron News

Thousands of students doing work placements and apprenticeships through Careers Australia have had their futures thrown into doubt after the training provider went into voluntary administration.

New Northern Beaches Hospital will need 1300 doctors, nurses and staff - Daily Telegraph

More than 1000 jobs are up for grabs at the new Northern Beaches Hospital. In total there are 1300 positions for doctors, nurses and other staff at the Frenchs Forest-based site which is due to open late 2018.

Victim of Careers Australia collapse just days away from graduation - SMH

About 500 words stood between Gail Winters and a diploma that would lead to a new career as a nurse. Shortly before midnight on Thursday a text message sank those dreams.

Tasmanian Health Minister denies his office blocking attempts by Royal Hobart Hospital staff to escalate issues - ABC News

The Tasmanian Health Minister's office is being accused of concealing from the public the true extent of the crisis in Royal Hobart Hospital's (RHH) emergency department.