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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.

Nurses and midwives look at Ratios and 'excellence in care' 11-05-2018

International Midwives Day was celebrated globally on May 5, while International Nurses Day will be recognised tomorrow, Saturday May 12. These days are an occasion to celebrate, commemorate and increase awareness of the contribution of midwives and nurses towards patients all over the world.

Babies 'don't count' when calculating nurse-to-patient ratios 26-04-2018

Our ageing and growing population has not been matched by hospital staffing levels, creating compound problems on wards, nurses say. And babies need to be counted when nurse-to-patient ratios are calculated, for the sake of hospital patients as well as staff.

Nurses demand new legislation around aged-care staff ratio 12-05-2018

AROUND two hundred nurses, aged care workers and the community have taken part in a rally to call on the Federal Government to legislate for improved staffing ratios in residential aged care.

NSW teachers, nurses, face housing despair 05-02-2018

Skyrocketing housing prices have pushed teachers and nurses out of Sydney prompting fears of worker shortages in critical areas.

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Nurse Cash Lure

Nurses will be paid $6000 by the federal government to come back to work in Australia's ailing health system.

It is estimated by 2010 Australia will be facing a 19,000-nurse shortage.

Nurse Training

With the government's announcement that they intend to reintroduce nurse training on the wards, do you support that direction?

Police Checks

A poll to understand what is happening around the nation following the requirement to introduce mandatory police checks for all staff at aged care facilities.

Nurses Day

A poll to determine how well recognised International Nurses Day is.

New Features

As we are continually striving to develop the site, I am keen to know what features members would most like to see developed.

Smoking at Hospitals

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald states:

STAFF, patients and visitors to Queensland's largest hospital will soon be banned from smoking anywhere on the grounds of the sprawling facility.

Security guards, cameras and loudspeakers will be used to police the ban and anyone, including the hospital's 6,000 staff, caught doing the wrong thing will be ordered to move on.

First-time offenders will be handed warnings, and second offenders risk $150 fines.

Hospital management said the ban was crucial if it was to set an example.

Bullying

Do you see or experience bullying in your workplace and do you think it is affecting nursing recruitment and retention?

NurseCentral News Poll

Please vote to help give me an understanding of what sort of news the NurseCentral readers would prefer to be reading here.

Third World Recruiting

The news article - Bleeding the Third World: our skills windfall makes you wonder whether it is ethically and economically sound to be recruiting from Third World countries.