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Mental health nurse rides with police 06-04-2017

A SPECIALLY trained nurse has joined police officers on call-outs to de-escalate emergencies while reducing the burden on resources, in a ground-breaking Ipswich trial.

Lisa Peberdy: the 'accidental midwife' 25-03-2017

During Lisa Peberdy's first career as a nurse, she was physically repelled by the notion of childbirth. [audio]

What hospital catering could learn from the prison system 06-04-2017

Prisoners eat better than hospital patients in Britain. Our research found that prisoners consume around three times more calories than patients and their diet is more in line with government nutritional recommendations.

Tabbot Foundation telephone abortion service is safe and effective, review finds 05-04-2017

An over-the-phone abortion service has been providing Australian women with a safe and effective way of terminating pregnancies, a preliminary review has found.

Queensland Nurses Union raise fears Gold Coast aged care facilities are understaffed 04-04-2017

THE Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) has warned aged care facilities are understaffed and not providing basic care for residents, with some registered nurses being allocated between 100 and 200 residents each.

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Nursing a family affair at Jerilderie - Weekly Times

NURSING has given Jerilderie a gift, the invaluable contribution of a family of carers.

Qld nurses to vote on draft pay deal - Nursing Review

New agreement provides a three per cent annual pay rise and improvements to allowances and working conditions. Queensland nurses and midwives are to vote on a new workplace agreement after a draft deal was reached with the new LNP government in record time.

Government announces new coroners to ease inquiry backlog - Perth Now

ATTORNEY General Christian Porter today announced the appointment of three temporary coroners to reduce the backlog of coronial cases - just months after PerthNow highlighted the long wait lists.

Psych nurses stop work in pay and workload battle - Melbourne Weekly Eastern

PSYCHIATRIC nurses based in Ringwood and Box Hill are among Victorian mental health workers involved in rolling strikes in a bid to resolve an industrial fight with the state government.

Nurses reveal pain of cuts - The Mercury

TASMANIAN nurses say they are being abused, seeing patients wait on emergency trolleys for days and being brought close to tears by the effects of health cuts.

Epping mental health workers join fight for more pay - Northern Weekly

MELBOURNE Health workers based in Epping will join Victorian mental health professionals in a series of rolling strikes in a bid to resolve an industrial dispute with the state government.

The connective tissue of modern health - Financial Review

As patients enter Melbourne’s Western Hospital, it’s probably impossible for them to spot the electronic heart that helps them be treated.

Miss Camden Hospital 68: They were some of best years for Beverley Littlefair - Macarthur Chronicle

IT WASN’T quite a Miss Universe sash but for dedicated nurse Beverley Littlefair, the Miss Hospital title was even better.

Nurse union demands more midwives - Newcastle Herald

THE NSW Nurses Association has delivered an ultimatum to Hunter New England Health, who they say has failed to provide extra midwives for John Hunter and Maitland maternity services.

Looking overseas to fill the gaps

The aged care industry is benefiting from foreign nurses able to work in Australia on long stay visas but retention can be an issue.