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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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Oncology nurse pens apologetic letter to her patients after being diagnosed with cancer herself - Women's Weekly

Lindsay Norris has spent much of her adult life caring for people in hospital, including tending to those who have suffered from cancer. In a tragic turn of events, just over two months ago, Lindsay was diagnosed with stage-3 colorectal cancer.

Inquest into the death of Dorothy Mavis Baum at nursing home hears nurse delayed ambulance - Herald Sun

A STATE Coroner has berated a nurse and accused her of lying during an inquest into the death of a grandmother who was bludgeoned so severely at a nursing home that muscle and tendons were visible.

New Training Program Helps Nurses Talk About Death And Dying - Huffington Post

They are known for being compassionate carers and can often be a patient's most powerful advocate. For Beth Salleras, a Queensland nurse who has been working in general practice for 18 years, holistic care can be life-changing.

Nursing home rampage: Nurse 'hid' during elderly patient's attack on 93yo Dorothy Baum - ABC News

A staff member hid in a nurses' station during a dementia patient's violent outburst which led to another patient's death, an Adelaide inquest has heard.

St Basil's nursing home resident found three hours after brutal plastic chain attack, inquest told - ABC News

An elderly woman died after being brutally attacked with a plastic chain by an 85-year-old woman at an Adelaide nursing home, an inquest has heard.

Aged care shame: Elderly left on toilets for hours as nurses reveal lack-of-staff horror stories - Herald Sun

FRAIL grannies and old Diggers­ are being left to sit on toilets for hours and fed pureed party pies as penny-pinching aged care homes cut costs.

From Vietnam to the bush: Former nurse now pro fisherman recalls her life - ABC News

Judy Dittmer's working life has been an unusual mix - a combination of professional fishing and nursing. A resident of Windy Harbour on Western Australia's south coast, the 69-year-old has put away her thermometer but still holds professional fishing licences.

Children taking legal action against retirement village that hired nurse who killed their mother - 9 News

The children of a woman killed by a Ballina nurse who injected two of her patients with fatal doses of insulin have labelled their mother's killer "a monster". [+video]

Graduates rake in bonuses, other perks as nurse shortage bites - The Australian

After years of relative equilibrium, the job market for nurses is heating up, driving up wages and sign-on bonuses for the nation’s fifth-largest occupation.

There's no such thing as 'just a nurse' - SMH

In Trumpian terms – and by that I mean in the terms determined by men who rate women simply according to their decorative value – Florence Nightingale was a "nasty woman".