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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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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.

Hospital breach prompts new laws - Daily Telegraph

AN INCIDENT at Norwest Private Hospital in which a nurse took intimate pictures of an unconscious woman on an operating table has contributed to new privacy laws in NSW.

Australian Red Cross nurses awarded Florence Nightingale Medal - SBS

A record five Australian Red Cross aid workers have been awarded the highest international distinction a nurse can receive - the Florence Nightingale Medal.

Mental health nurse rides with police - QT

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' - http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-lisa-peberdy/8385978

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 - The Conversation

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 - SMH

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 - Gold Coast Bulletin

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.