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Healthcare workforce grew the most this quarter

The labour market update for 2023's September quarter found employment grew the most in the aged and disabled carer, registered nurse and child carer workforces in the year to June 2023. The Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) report recognised these ...

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New scholarships to boost aged care nurses

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has opened scholarships to help boost the aged care nursing workforce. Last week, scholarship applications for aged care nursing and allied health opened at ACN – a move labelled by ACN as “vital”. ACN’s ...

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Improving gastro treatment in aged care

Scientists at UNSW Sydney have made a breakthrough discovery that could better protect older people from gastroenteritis, an illness causing vomiting and diarrhoea. The study examined over 300,000 patient samples, identifying the bacterium Aeromonas as the second most prevalent pathogen associated with bacterial gastroenteritis. ...

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Student nurses lead the way in aged care placements

The Australian Primary Heath Care Nurses Association (APNA) has stationed its first 76 student nurses in aged care homes to complete their clinical placements. The students are part of a new Commonwealth-funded aged care placement program, where eventually, the residential ...

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