Home Health funding

Health funding

This is a guest post by Peter Kwong RN. Peter was recently an intern with NSWNMA in the Union Summer program. He was going to write for Nurse Uncut about his experience as a union intern but the bigger...
It can be really stressful to have a lot of tiny lives in your hands at any given time. But a report from the UK’s Royal College of Midwives shows overstretching of midwives and excessive workloads is pushing some...
Aged care is now an industry. Ben X, a health explorer, examines the implications for staff and community when companies list on the stock exchange and profits and dividends enter the aged care picture. In the months ahead, Ben...
What the Federal Budget does is effectively remove access to vaccination for those who cannot afford the GP co-payment and then punish vulnerable people when vaccine-preventable diseases return, writes Jessica Kaufman (a researcher in the Centre for Health Communication and...
Remana is a registered nurse working in a regional hospital. We asked her what improvements she'd like to see to help hospitals operate better. Further down, she shares what she thinks we're getting right. Coming from a rural hospital, we'd like...
Nurse Tom took to the streets of Sydney to ask people how they felt about the $57 million hole in health funding, the GP rebate freeze and cuts to pathology and screening services. Sure, it's been a long eight weeks...
In this very short video, NSWNMA councillor and Manly nurse Lyn Hopper speaks about  the announcement in May 2013 of a new private hospital to be built on the Nothern Beaches. Lyn will be one of the panel at a...
Stephen Duckett from the Grattan Institute assesses the Turnbull/Morrison government's record on health, and it's not looking good.  The Turnbull/Morrison government has a mixed record, at best, on health. The 2019 budget cash splash includes more promises on health but these...
In March this year, Julia wrote about her experience living and having kids under the privatised US health system - it was a very 'rude awakening'. Now Julia is back in Sydney and finds that we too are being rushed...
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...