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Staff shortage hits hospital in SA

Staff shortages at a regional South Australian hospital have prompted the nurses union to launch a petition demanding the government intervene. Mount Gambier Hospital, located south-east of Adelaide, needs another 36 full-time nurses and midwives to fill their roster, with ...

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WA bids to recruit UK nurses and doctors

Australia’s plan to recruit healthcare staff from Britain to fill more than 30,000 job vacancies has been met with overseas backlash. The British Medical Association is up in arms over a plan to lure thousands of doctors from the UK ...

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‘Dumbing down’ of child health workforce under fire

Proposals to remove midwifery qualifications for child and family health nurses have attracted widespread criticism. Linda Belardi reports. Child and family health nurses have slammed recommendations by the Productivity Commission to remove midwifery qualifications from their training. Nurses predominantly in ...

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