Uni Accord report calls for an end to unpaid placements
Nursing Review
by Arshmah Jamal
6d ago
A report reviewing universities has recommended "sweeping changes" to support students who undertake unpaid placements better financially. The Universities Accord Review, released on Sunday, has called for the federal government to pay for placements in areas of skill shortages, such as nursing. Unpaid placements have put enormous pressure on students, particularly those not from wealthy or privileged backgrounds. Students enrolled in a nursing degree are required to complete 800 hours, and midwives need 1,600 hours of placements. A survey by the Australian Council of Heads of School of Social ..read more
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UK nurses move to regional southern NSW
Nursing Review
by Arshmah Jamal
6d ago
Twelve nurses from the United Kingdom will be helping the communities across the Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) at Moruya Hospital, Batemans Bay Hospital and South East Regional Hospital. The new nurses were recruited as part of the Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme (RHWIS), which offered incentive packages of up to $20,000 to attract health workers to regional NSW. Member for Bega Dr Michael Holland welcomed the nurses from the UK and thanked them for their contribution. "You have moved to the other side of the world, left your families, friends and communities behind to e ..read more
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ANMFVIC says number of midwives at private hospital “grossly inadequate”
Nursing Review
by Arshmah Jamal
1w ago
Midwives working at a private Victorian hospital have claimed staffing shortages are putting mothers and babies at risk. Last month, members from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victoria (ANMFVIC) passed a unanimous motion to express "grave concerns" about inappropriate staffing levels at Cabrini, saying it was creating a "clinical risk". One midwife claimed there were, at times, one midwife to six nurses in the post-natal ward. The midwife was aware of an incident where a nurse had pricked a baby's finger instead of their heel for the heel prick test, which screens newborns fo ..read more
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Right to disconnect laws: What’s in it for nurses?
Nursing Review
by Arshmah Jamal
1w ago
Labor's "closing loopholes" industrial relations bill has passed the Senate following deals with the crossbench, including the insertion of a Greens amendment to create a right to disconnect from work. The Greens announced last Wednesday that the Albanese government had accepted the right to disconnect, which would prevent employees from being punished for refusing to take unreasonable emails or calls in their unpaid personal time. “Whether you’re a nurse, teacher, or hospo worker, the Greens believe you shouldn’t have to answer calls or texts from your boss on your day off or after hours ..read more
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WorkSafe Vic charges Monash Health over death of Indigenous woman
Nursing Review
by Arshmah Jamal
1w ago
Monash Health is facing a charge over the death of an Indigenous woman who took her own life while receiving mental health treatment at Dandenong Hospital in 2022. WorkSafe Victoria announced that it had charged the public health service for allegedly exposing a patient to health and safety risks while in its care. The watchdog said the charge stems from the patient taking her own life while being treated at a hospital's mental health unit in February 2022. The Guardian Australia first reported on the death of Ashleigh-Sue Chatters, a 28-year-old Palawa woman. Ms Chatters was admitted to Dande ..read more
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Concord Hospital staff walk out over parking
Nursing Review
by Arshmah Jamal
2w ago
Calls for fair parking rang out from Concord Hospital as staff walked out for the second time, protesting against an increase in parking fees. Dozens of staff stopped working from noon today to protest the reintroduction of the parking permits at $27.20. Health Services Union (HSU) members had been meeting with the Ministry of Health, however, no progress had been made. with the rally's organiser and HSU member Michael stating they wanted a discussion. "What we want is a fair, honest discussion about the 127 per cent increase of parking fees," he said. "The [local health district] said it's no ..read more
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ANMF launches work value case for 35 per cent increase
Nursing Review
by Arshmah Jamal
2w ago
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has filed a "landmark" application to increase award wages for nurses by up to 35 per cent. The application to the Fair Work Commission asks for an increase of up to 35 per cent for frontline nurses, midwives, and assistants in nursing (AIN). The ANMF said the basis for this application was that nurses and midwives were never properly valued for their work. Federal secretary of ANMF Annie Butler said that the application would ensure that the recognition of work value given to nurses and AINs in the Aged Care Work value case will be extend ..read more
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Women want to see the same health provider during pregnancy, birth and beyond
Nursing Review
by Hazek Keedle and Hannah Dahlen
2w ago
Hazel Keedle, Western Sydney University and Hannah Dahlen, Western Sydney University In theory, pregnant women in Australia can choose the type of health provider they see during pregnancy, labour and after they give birth. But this is often dependent on where you live and how much you can afford in out-of-pocket costs. While standard public hospital care is the most common in Australia, accounting for 40.9% of births, the other main options are: GP shared care, where the woman sees her GP for some appointments (15% of births) midwifery continuity of care in the public system, often called mi ..read more
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Scholarship opens for nurses looking to make a difference
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by Chief Executive Women
3w ago
“To make a difference, all it takes is one idea and one person who is willing to do something about it,” says Bonnie Boezeman AO, the benefactor of CEW’s Leadership in Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship, which has just opened for applications, will be awarded to an Australian woman registered nurse to study a Master of Healthcare Leadership at Southern Cross University in 2024. A founding member of CEW, the pre-eminent organisation representing Australia's most senior women leaders, Ms Boezeman is passionate about getting more women into roles at decision-making tables to drive progress for ..read more
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Westmead Hospital nurses threaten to quit over staff parking fees
Nursing Review
by Arshmah Jamal
3w ago
Nurses at Sydney's largest hospital are threatening to quit after parking fees will force them to pay hundreds of dollars a year. Westmead Hospital healthcare workers, including cleaners, professors, doctors and nurses, will have to pay $11 a day to park from February after the waived parking fees introduced during the pandemic were lifted. Westmead staff who can secure parking permits pay a capped fee of $27.20 a week, saving them $22 a week. However, a parking spot is not guaranteed with the permit. NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA) Westmead branch secretary Tim Blofield told The ..read more
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