News

Nurses slam use of funds

Friday 21st December, 2012

Commonwealth funding to help Tasmania's ailing health system needs to be redirected urgently, Tasmanian nurses say. Read more

No action taken to tackle violence in hospitals

Monday 17th December, 2012

Nurses are still not carrying personal alarms, and security staff have not been adequately trained in dealing with aggressive patients and families, a year after a state government inquiry into reducing hospital violence. Read more

Aspen Medical Nurse Survey

Monday 10th December, 2012

Are you a nurse employed by Aspen Medical and employed at a defence medical site around Australia? Please take the time to complete this survey. Read more

New issue of Nurses’ Paycheck now available

Monday 10th December, 2012

The latest issue of Nurses' Paycheck for December 2012 - February 2013 is now available. Nurses' Paycheck is an online service providing comprehensive and timely information on nursing wages from around Australia. Read more

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