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Student nurse tells of "soul destroying" career 06-10-2016

A STUDENT nurse's post exposing the brutal realities of the nursing profession has gone viral, after they described being "soul destroyed" by exhausting work on low pay.

ACT nurses, midwives call for mandatory 'safe staffing' ratios 30-09-2016

The ACT's nursing and midwifery union has called on all political parties contesting the election to guarantee staff-to-patient ratios, after no party has met the union's demands.

SA Nurses threaten to halt Transforming Health 14-09-2016

Nurses in every major public hospital across South Australia will take industrial action later this month, threatening to stop the progress of the Government's Transforming Health hospital reforms if their demands are not met.

Here’s why we need nurse-resident ratios in aged care homes 13-09-2016

More than 170,000 older Australians live in aged care homes. Of those, 83% are classified as requiring high care. An estimated 60% of “high care” residents have dementia, 40–80% have chronic pain, 50% have urinary incontinence, 45% have a sleep disorder and 30–40% have depression.

Labor promises $40 million to add 68 nurses and mobile dental centres 11-09-2016

The Barr government has promised to spend $36 million across four years to employ another 68 nurses if re-elected. Oral health would also get a boost, with Labor promising to spend nearly $4 million to buy two more mobile dental centres.

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