News

Safe patient care is Cobar’s bottom line

Thursday 18th October, 2012

NSWNMA says provision of an on-call roster, at a cost of about $14,000 a year, will be sufficient to convince Cobar Hospital nurses that they can safely re-open all in-patient beds at the hospital. Read more

Disability nurses leaving in droves

Tuesday 16th October, 2012

Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) nurses say achieving wage parity with general nurses is essential to halt the exodus of staff from disability services. Read more

Save Tassie’s Mental Health

Thursday 11th October, 2012

Clinicians will be participating in a “Silent Vigil” today to express their ongoing frustration and disappointment at the continued reduction of resources and to acknowledge the loss of front line positions. Read more

Help In a Research Project on Elder Abuse

Wednesday 26th September, 2012

This project will be exploring the experiences of registered and enrolled nurses and personal carers around having to report actual or suspected cases of elder abuse. Read more

Tell the Senate why penalty rates matter

Monday 17th September, 2012

A fortnight ago Senator Xenophon introduced a bill to parliament that would scrap penalty rates for thousands of workers. The ACTU needs your help to tell the Australian Senate how important the weekend is for you. Read more

Aged care workers cannot replace nurses

Saturday 8th September, 2012

The ANF has called on the Federal Government to rule out any plans that would result in cooks, cleaners and other non nursing personnel performing the clinical duties of nurses in nursing homes. Read more

ANF welcomes new aged care funding

Wednesday 5th September, 2012

An injection of Federal Government funding for new aged care teaching centres will assist in the development of urgently needed aged care workers across the country. Read more