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QLD nurses still not being paid

It has been over four months since Queensland Health’s bungled payroll system left thousands of nurses and hospital workers underpaid. Of all the hundreds of signs held up outside of parliament house in Brisbane last month, there was one that summed ...

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Project to nurse the nurse

Nurses are the backbone of the health care system but little attention is paid to what keeps them well and happy. Despite the increasing challenge Australia is facing in recruiting and retaining nurses, little attention is being given to what ...

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iPads infiltrate hospitals

From January next year, Victorian nurses and doctors will be given iPads to use when treating patients in hospital. Victorian doctors and nurses could be equipped with iPads while undertaking their hospital rounds in future, if a trial of wireless ...

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Working towards fair access for all

It is the responsibility of universities to make sure all students feel engaged and supported. The University of Western Sydney’s School of Nursing and Midwifery faces many challenges in relation to potential and current undergraduate nursing students as a result ...

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A for attitude

Instilling future nurses with a positive attitude towards working with the elderly. Encouraging student nurses to critically reflect on their attitudes towards older people is one way in which Dr Sharyn Hunter is having a positive impact on the nursing ...

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Meeting the patients needs

Nurses need to be properly educated in how to care for older people, particularly someone with complex and chronic illnesses. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the most common illnesses affecting older Australians. However, the situation is changing and it’s ...

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Tebbutt defends govt record on health

Nurse numbers and wages have increased in NSW in past decade, claim government. NSW Health Minister Carmel Tebbutt has defended the state government's health record but has told NSW nurses that more can always be done. Tebbutt addressed almost 400 ...

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QLD nurses demand answers

Hundreds of angry nurses rallied outside Queensland parliament to protest against the ongoing pay debacle. Queensland's health minister says underpaid workers aren't interested in laying blame for the Queensland Health payroll debacle - they just want it fixed. More than ...

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More nurses in aged care

Scholarships to boost training for aged care workers. Applications have opened for up to 395 undergraduate aged care nursing scholarships as part of the government’s move to create a sustainable aged care system. The government will provide more than $7 ...

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