Nurses, health advocates and patient groups are converging at Parliament House next Monday, 16th September, in a call for better patient access to medicinal cannabis. The delegation, which includes representatives from patient groups Epilepsy Action Australia, Chronic Pain Australia, Australian...
Petitioning against outdated and discriminatory rules, Nurse Connor Lynch and his partner, medical student Ky Ruprecht, have brought much needed attention back to the inability of gay men from being able to donate blood to help save lives in...
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety begins hearings on residential aged care facilities, or nursing homes, in Sydney today. The standards of nursing homes in Australia have been in the public eye since the Oakden Aged Mental...
More than 70 per cent of Australians want action on low wage growth according to a poll conducted for the ACTU. It found that 80 per cent of working Australians haven’t received a pay rise that has kept pace with...
This article from an American blog, RealCareGivers, provides 8 ways that you can enhance patient safety. What are your top tips? Nurses work on the front lines of patient care, constantly interacting with their charges. This position makes them uniquely poised...
The Victorian Labor Government has announced that they will be buying back Mildura Base Hospital, after 21 years of being in private hands. The regional hospital was sold to private hands in 1998 by the Kennett Liberal Government, and has...
Joannah Luetjens, Michael Mintrom and Paul 't Hart analyse what makes for successful Government policy.  In the lead up to the recent federal election, there was plenty of negative rhetoric about current policy settings. Piecing together the various messages, it...
In a world-first study, researchers have found legislated ratios not only save lives, but also save governments millions of dollars. Speaking at the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union Annual Conference, Dr Matthew McHugh revealed the results of his University of...
A man has been fined over $60,000 for "holding out" as a registered nurse, after working as a Director of Nursing at a Victorian Aged Care facility. Magistrate Starvaggi convicted the man of four counts of holding out as a...
A shortage of qualified nursing staff and rising health costs have led to an increase in the employment of unregulated nursing workers. In 2012, the average weekly salary for full-time nursing professionals in non-managerial...