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Beds only short-term relief: study

Alternative longer-term solutions needed for hospital reform. More hospital beds will only give a short reprieve to acute hospital bed shortage, according to a new study. The study, published in Australian Health Review, suggests alternative longer-term solutions that involve both ...

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Profession still waiting for change

Groups call for new government to commit to a National Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Strategy. Greta Marsh reports. While there has been much talk about the national nursing and midwifery skills shortage, little has been achieved to address the issue, ...

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Waiting game

More than a week after the federal election and voters still don't know who their next government will be. The nursing profession has been silent as it waits with the rest of the country to find out which party will ...

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Rocky start

It has been a rocky start to the national registration and accreditation scheme, with AHPRA coming under fire for its handling of international students and overseas-qualified nurses. Annie May reports. In the two months since taking over the registration of ...

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No smoking zone

No smoking in rules in hospitals need to apply to the operating room as well, writes Annie May. Operating rooms throughout NSW could soon become a safer and healthier environment, with moves being made to reduce the exposure to surgical ...

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No smoking zone

No smoking in rules in hospitals need to apply to the operating room as well, writes Annie May. Operating rooms throughout NSW could soon become a safer and healthier environment, with moves being made to reduce the exposure to surgical ...

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Election result win for rural health?

Groups urge independents to step up to the plate on rural health issues. The hung parliament could deliver a stronger focus on regional and rural health, according to groups. With the balance of power now in the hands of independents, ...

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More talks for SA nurses

Negotiations resume as government agrees to “genuine talks”. South Australian nurses have suspended industrial action over staffing levels and resumed negotiations with the state government on a new enterprise agreement. Nurses recently accepted a 15 per cent pay rise over ...

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Call for true primary health care reform

Nursing group oppose a primary health care system around medical models of service delivery. Rhetoric about health reform during the 2010 federal election is all well and good, but nurses fear that current reform will go off the boil, said ...

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No health deal with WA before poll: govt

Premier makes clear no agreement to be made on federal government's national health reform plan before the election. Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon has all but ruled out coming to an agreement with Western Australia over the federal government's national ...

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