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...
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Petitioning against outdated and discriminatory rules, Nurse Connor Lynch and his partner, medical student Ky Ruprecht, have brought much needed attention back to the inability of gay men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...
It’s further evidence that safe nurse-to-patient ratios are needed across the board.
Burnout is seriously affecting our nursing and midwifery workforce, putting themselves and their patients at risk.
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...
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...
This election, vote for a party that will deliver nurse-to-patient ratios in NSW.
The search is on to find 1400 nurses and midwives to fill the new ratio positions, yet AHPRA is placing unnecessary obstacles in the way of nurses wishing to return to the profession. We have a chronic shortage of nurses,...
In an extraordinary appearance at the Royal College of Nursing Congress in Liverpool (England), 24 year old student nurse Molly Case, who is a performance poet, young adult novelist and blogger, spoke her beautiful and passionate poem 'Nursing the Nation',...