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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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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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Boost for indigenous nurses

A Sydney private hospital hopes more institutions will follow its lead in offering cadetships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. By Jeremy Gowing and Thelma De Lisser-Howarth Working within their Reconciliation Action Plan, St Vincent's Private Hospital has created an ...

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Coping with the wait

A surgical liaison nurse can help families and friends cope with a very worrying time and assist with the smooth running of a hospital. By Michelle Stubbs A push to lure staff to this area of nursing has been hit ...

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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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Qld hospital 10pm shut-out

Staff at a Brisbane hospital have been instructed to turn away patients presenting after 10pm, with management guidelines suggesting nursing staff offer sick patients a “blanket and pillow”. Nurses and other health professionals at Wynnum Health Services, formerly Wynnum Hospital, ...

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Keeping staff safe

Industry leaders are calling on governments to act on workplace injuries, verbal abuse and violence. Cathy Wever reports With issues to contend with such as injuries from manual handing, aggression and even violence from patients and their families, the workplace ...

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Job cuts add to the crisis

The secretary of the Queensland Nurses Union, Beth Mohle, gives her thoughts on how to avoid shortages predicted in the Health Workforce 2025 report There is no doubt there is a lot affecting nursing and midwifery right now at a ...

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Disability nurses under pressure

The role of the disability nurse is under threat due to low wages and a poor perception amongst the community coupled with proposed cuts to salary benefits by the NSW government. Disability nurses play a vital role in the community ...

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