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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.

'Medihotels' to ease Tas hospital pain 30-05-2017

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 26-05-2017

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 26-05-2017

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 27-05-2017

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.

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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.

Emma keen to follow family's path - The Queensland Times

THE Bremer Institute of TAFE student Emma Trigg is following in her parents' footsteps by studying nursing.

Call for more ageing study in uni courses - Aged Care INsite

From dementia to palliative care, the ageing population will present myriad issues for the health system. Darragh O Keeffe asks nurse educators how they are preparing the future workforce to meet the challenge.