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20-minute heart health check extended

Nurses and GPs can continue to help save Australians from the nation's biggest killer after a heart health check is to be extended in today's federal budget. Health Minister Mark Butler said he would prolong the heart health check's availability ...

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Double shifts reach ‘epidemic’ levels

In the past two months, nurses at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) have worked more than 400 double shifts of 17 hours. It’s a situation that Neroli Ellis, Tasmanian branch president of the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF), classifies as an ...

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