News

New national poll on Australia’s nursing crisis

Monday 3rd December, 2012

A new poll launched today is asking nurses, midwives and members of the public if the Gillard Government is doing enough to solve Australia’s nursing crisis – with a predicted shortage of more than 109,000 nurses by 2025. Read more

State hospitals told to plan for more cuts in spending

Friday 30th November, 2012

Victorian Health Minister David Davis has told hospitals to plan for multimillion-dollar budget cuts over the next seven months, conceding patients will suffer as a result of federal government funding changes from next week. Read more

Hospital staff fear more job cuts

Monday 26th November, 2012

Nurses are bracing for more job cuts at Townsville Hospital. The QNU presented the Townsville Hospital and Health Service with a petition of 3000 signatures yesterday, pleading that no more positions be slashed in the region. Read more

ANF welcomes review of aged care funding

Thursday 22nd November, 2012

The ANF has welcomed a review of training for aged care workers – saying it aligns with the aims of its new national campaign to ensure employment for graduate nurses. Read more

Nurse leaders look to the future

Wednesday 21st November, 2012

Nurse leaders have joined clinical nurses, nurse managers, nurse educators and midwives to discuss the biggest challenges facing the future of nursing in the South Pacific region. Read more

One third of Australians want aged care reform

Thursday 15th November, 2012

Almost one in three Australian voters want the federal government to devote billions of dollars of funding towards boosting the availability of aged care resources, according to a recent survey. Read more