I have always enjoyed the celebrations of International Nurses Day whatever it is that the hospital does. This year I was on night shift and we were all given coffee vouchers for the local coffee shop as well as a...
So it looks as if the health system is going to get yet another shake down! Are you wondering what it means for all us frontline health workers? From my 35 years experience working in the health system I can...
Anzac Day is a day that I will always respect as an important day for Australia. My paternal grandfather served in World War 2 and growing up as a child I remember being fascinated with his war medals and hearing...
I was reading an article which was explaining that the Red Cross is going to review their ban on allowing gay men to donate blood. Call me ignorant but I had no idea gay men were not allowed to...
I was recently reading an article about the need for nursing homes for young people with high care needs. This got me thinking: How many people have I looked after in my time working in residential care that have not...
It was 1988, when I finished high school or secondary school in the Philippines. As I am aware of the hardship of life at an early age, I've always aimed to help my parents by finishing a...
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) paid maternity leave is a basic human right which conforms to international standards. So why is it that in our wonderful advanced country many people still have to...
I can still remember when I first joined the NSWNA. I was in RPA Hospital for the Trainee Enrolled Nurse (TEN) orientation day when the NSWNA team spoke and handed out pamphlets to us encouraging us...
Saw this American TV Ad entitled "Imagine a World Without Nurses. Sharp and to the point. What do you think?
The Right Nurse Campaign is about protecting patient safety from budget cuts that undermine the proper nursing skill mix in healthcare settings. There is no doubt cutting Registered Nurse numbers poses a serious risk to patient ...