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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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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.

Aged care offers training answers - Aged Care INsite

Providing clinical placements for student nurses is essential and there is a shortage of places across Australia. Aged care is underused in this area and wants to help.

Tripping over family purse strings - Aged Care UIinsite

Hospital blamed for patient's shower burns death - ABC Newcastle

A coroner says hospital staff could have prevented a patient's death from severe burns.