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Research cuts anger senior staff

The closure of a child health research unit is the last straw, says a large group of leading health professionals in Queensland. By Aileen Macalintal An open letter to the Queensland Premier from 39 professors, doctors and other health professionals ...

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Pay deal halts WA dispute

Nurses in Western Australia have voted to accept a 14 per cent pay offer over three years, bringing to a halt a month-long campaign over pay and conditions. The offer from the Coalition government is conditional on them winning the ...

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Victory for Victorian health

“A victory for commonsense” is how the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) described the federal government’s decision to restore more than $100 million taken out of the Victorian public hospitals budget. “We acknowledge the redirection of funding for Victoria as a ...

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SA $14m cut ‘short-sighted’

Taking money out of primary and preventative care will cost more in the long term, say nurses and health advocates. Leading South Australian health groups have joined forces to launch a petition against recommendations for cuts made in the McCann ...

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Grads flock to Gold Coast

Planning and forecasting for the future workforce should be a nationwide focus to protect the needs of our graduate nurses, says Professor Ged Williams, executive director of nursing and midwifery at Gold Coast Hospitals and Health Service. By Amie Larter As ...

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Educators defend specialisation

Letting too many nurses concentrate on narrow areas of practice depletes the number of general duties staff, say critics. But educators argue that medical advances make it necessary. Louis White reports. As a patient, we are both relieved and fraught ...

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Campaign to fight shortage in RNs

A major shortage of nurses in one of NSW's largest residential centres for people with disabilities is driving a campaign that hopes to get 10,000 signatures. Stockton Centre has about 122 full-time registered nurses positions, with only 60 filled with ...

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Health crisis impacts emergency departments

Patients presenting to Victorian emergency departments may expect greater delays due to the growing number of bed closures. Dr Anthony Cross, president of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM), believes that the closure of over 340 beds across the ...

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Filling the staff gap

With a predicted shortfall of about 100,000 nurses by 2025, many people say one of the main problems is the shortage of graduate positions in the nation's hospitals. By Flynn Murphy In the last issue of Nursing Review we reported ...

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