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‘Crisis’: Nurses strike to hit hospitals

Nurses across NSW are preparing to walk off the job for the first time in almost a decade after two years of sacrifices throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of nurses and midwives from more than 150 public hospitals voted in favour of a ...

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NSW inquiry hears nurses under extreme pressure

Some NSW nurses on the coronavirus frontline are forced to wear incontinence underwear at work because they don’t have time to go to the bathroom, an inquiry has been told. NSW politicians probing the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic have been ...

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‘Crisis’: ScoMo sends in the troops

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will deploy members of the Australian Defence Force to help assist nursing homes with staff shortages caused by surging Omicron cases. Mr Morrison said up to 10 teams of ADF personnel would give “targeted support” in ...

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Shortages to hit crucial Covid weapon

Oral medicines for Covid-19 are expected to be in short supply in Australia for the first few months after the drugs regulator gave them the green light. Earlier this month, the Therapeutic Goods Administration granted provisional approval to Pfizer’s Paxlovid ...

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‘Doesn’t cut it’: Hospital backlog grows

Operating rooms and hospital wards are sitting empty, specialised health care workers are basically on leave and thousands of Aussies are missing out on crucial surgeries, a leading medical body has warned. As the current Omicron wave forces authorities to make tough ...

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