The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says last night’s self-professed ‘back in black’ Budget, is a missed opportunity by the Morrision Government to provide safe, quality care for older Australians and fails to support...
In this year's pre-election budgets, both Labor and the Coalition announced income tax cuts as part of their pitches to the electorate. Nurse Uncut Fact Check checks out whether you’ll be better off under Labor or the Coalition’s plan. As...
An aged care Assistant in Nursing writes: I have just read Belinda's story, Not enough nurses in the nursing home. Wow. It seems this problem is everywhere. But I am gobsmacked to hear there are four members of staff...
Kathy, a final year nursing student, worked as an AIN (assistant in nursing) to make ends meet. But she discovered that she was treated very differently when she worked for an agency compared to working for public health. Her...
CA teenager’s first job can be deeply rewarding, a step towards independence and building skills. But that job may also involve an early taste of exploitative workplace behaviours, including abuse, bullying and harassment. There...
A student Enrolled Nurse sent us this message about the severe limitations of casual on-call rostering. I'm an EN student and currently working as a PCA in an aged care facility (actually with a facility as on-call casual and also...
Jemma has left aged care behind, but wants to share her observations of the sector, which she sees as now ruled by corporate greed. Private nursing homes are run on the smell of an oily rag. Profit is king. Profit...
Did you see the recent Grattan Institute report which recommends that registered nurses take over screening for bowel cancer and administering low grade anaesthetics in order to save public hospitals $430 million a year. Under the plan up to 17,000...
Nurses and midwives care so much about their patients and residents that they inevitably sacrifice a lot to do their job. This is a story detailing everything one aged care nurse gives up for her residents and there’s bound...
There are a number of issues worth highlighting in Residential Aged Care facilities (RACF) such as the lack nurse-to-patient ratios, government funding not being tied to care and the overall public perception of aged care. However, this nurse describes...