Queensland aged care standards often ‘deplorable’, nurses union says

Queensland aged care standards often ‘deplorable’, nurses union says

Posted May 13, 2018 15:36:06 Photo: The Queensland Nurses Union is calling for carer to patient ratios in aged care facilities. (ABC: Melanie Pearce) Some elderly patients in Queensland aged care homes are only being showered once a week while others have remained undiagnosed with broken hips or gone unmedicated …

Anzac Day 2018: Remembering the forgotten nurses of World War I

Anzac Day 2018: Remembering the forgotten nurses of World War I

Posted April 25, 2018 06:21:03 Photo: A WWI nurse is commemorated in 20-metre-high silo art at Devenish in northern Victoria. (Supplied: Cam Scale/Grain Corp) As many Australians commemorate the diggers who served in World War I, other families remember the legacy of their nurses. Photo: Ruth Margaret May Turnbull in …

Zimbabwe sacks 16,000 striking nurses, says their action is ‘politically motivated’

Zimbabwe sacks 16,000 striking nurses, says their action is ‘politically motivated’

Updated April 18, 2018 23:30:38 Photo: Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said the nurses would be replaced by retired and unemployed staff. (AP: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, file) Zimbabwe says it has sacked 16,000 striking nurses, as the new government seeks to keep a lid on labour unrest in the build-up to the …

Plan to combat winter flu in Tasmania not good enough to ease bed pressure, nurses say

Plan to combat winter flu in Tasmania not good enough to ease bed pressure, nurses say

Posted April 14, 2018 17:22:22 Urging Tasmanians to get a flu shot will not be enough to prevent bed block in Tasmania’s hospitals this winter, according to the nurses’ union. The State Government wants Tasmanians to play their role in being prepared for the busy winter season, by getting a …

Farmer donates fuel to keep hospital and nurses running during a freak weather event

Farmer donates fuel to keep hospital and nurses running during a freak weather event

Updated April 05, 2018 20:35:59 A Western Australian farmer is being praised for his efforts in keeping a small town’s hospital running following a power loss during a freak storm over the Easter weekend. Geoff Waters, 66, has lived in Kununoppin, 260 kilometres north-east of Perth, his whole life. When …

Gayle Woodford: SafeWork SA backflips on ruling nurse’s death ‘not work-related’

Gayle Woodford: SafeWork SA backflips on ruling nurse’s death ‘not work-related’

Updated March 26, 2018 21:47:22 Photo: SafeWork SA has apologised to the Woodford family over its investigation into Gayle’s death. (Supplied: Keith Woodford) Related Story: Murdered while on call, but outback nurse’s death ruled ‘not work-related’ Related Story: Gayle Woodford’s legacy to ensure remote area nurses have back-up In a …