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ACT boosts hospital funding

Last week’s ACT budget committed funding for additional nurses and elective surgery operations. Treasurer Andrew Barr has given the ACT's hospital system a massive $109.5 million boost despite strained finances. Some $31.6 million has been allocated to meet growth in ...

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NSW nurses vote to stop work

Rallies will be held across the state to protest changes to workplace compensation. Nurses have voted to stop work over the NSW government's push to overhaul the compensation scheme for injured workers. NSW Nurses' Association general-secretary Brett Holmes said rallies ...

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Mental health experts debate child screening

Concerns of false diagnosis and overmedicating young children have been raised ahead of a national rollout of a program to test three-year-olds for social and emotional issues. Mental Health Minister Mark Butler says safeguards are needed to ensure the government's ...

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Nurse practitioners move into aged care

Aged care providers hope a boost in government funding will be an opportunity for nurse practitioners to showcase their value. Darragh O Keeffe reports. Nieves Murray is pretty excited about her next staff appointment. Her organisation, IRT, was one of ...

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Union petitions govt over reentry fees

NSW Nurses’ Association is circulating a petition to trigger a parliamentary debate on the cost of the state’s re-entry to practice course. The NSW Nurses’ Association is petitioning the state government to help fund the cost of the $10 000 ...

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Clever connections

Just as a round of government funding gets underway, new research looks at the growth of teaching nursing homes in Australia and highlights the role they can play in improving quality of care and countering workforce issues. Darragh O Keeffe ...

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Federal govt bails out Brisbane GP clinic

Roxon steps in to save Redcliffe super clinic with an additional $3.2 million funding. The federal government will spend an extra $3.2 million to make sure a problem-plagued GP Super Clinic in Brisbane's northern suburbs can open its doors in ...

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Contribution of nurses to be better recognised

New program provides opportunities for practice nurses and general practice. The Practice Nurse Incentive Program, which starts on January 1 of next year, will bring great opportunities to nurses, GPs and consumers, according to participants of a workshop convened in ...

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New pregnancy line delivers

The new national pregnancy helpline has received three times more calls than the old service. The new national pregnancy helpline has received three times more calls than the old service, which barred counsellors from discussing abortion. The federal government established ...

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Funding for regional health

Nurses welcome boost for clinical placements in regional Australia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the start of more funding for health services in regional communities. The opening of applications for the new round of funding under the Health and ...

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