Making a difference: Aged care nursing in Australia
Nursing Down Under
by Alliance Nursing
6M ago
Like many countries around the world, Australia has an aging population. Currently about 4.2m Aussies are aged over 65, 16% of the population. And more than half a million people, are over 85. With statistics like that, it’s not a surprise that there is a huge demand for nurses to work in aged care. In Episode 7 of the podcast, our host Kate Creedon is joined by two Alliance Nurses who are doing just that. Laura Burke is a nurse from Galway, Ireland who moved to Sydney during the pandemic and has worked in a range of settings including mental health wards and aged care across Australia. We als ..read more
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Nursing behind bars: exploring opportunities away from hospitals
Nursing Down Under
by Alliance Nursing
6M ago
When you think of nursing you might think of hospitals and clinics but there are so many different opportunities to develop your skills and progress your career here in Australia, and this can even include working in correctional facilities. In Episode 6 our host Kate Creedon is joined by two Alliance nurses working in this unique clinical setting. Billy O’Donoghue is a general nurse originally from Cork in Ireland who moved to Sydney during the pandemic, while Aaron Lynch is a mental health nurse who travelled from Ireland to Australia early last year. Billy and Aaron share their stories of t ..read more
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From adventure to forever: Making a home down under
Nursing Down Under
by Alliance Nursing
7M ago
While packing up your life and moving to the other side of the world might seem like a fun new adventure, what if you want your adventure to become your forever? Our host Kate Creedon is joined by two Alliance Nurses who now call Australia home. Charlotte is a nurse from England, who brought her family on the ultimate journey, moving to sunny Queensland with her husband and two children in 2021 and settling in Brisbane. We also hear from Shona, a nurse from Galway who first moved to Sydney with friends in 2018, expecting to stay a year. Five years later she’s now got her permanent residency, r ..read more
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From Ireland to Australia: Rachel Rushe's Nursing Adventures down under
Nursing Down Under
by Alliance Nursing
7M ago
In Episode 4 of Nursing Down Under – The Podcast (Season 3), our host Kate Creedon is joined by Rachel Rushe, better known by her Instagram handle: @LostandFoundinSydney Rachel is an agency nurse with Alliance who moved over from Ireland just before the pandemic and has now officially got her permanent residency! She tells Kate all about her time in Australia so far, working in hospitals and running events for like-minded individuals who want to make friends and experience everything that Australia has to offer. We hear how Rachel has managed to fit in all her travelling, and event-organising ..read more
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All around Australia as an agency nurse
Nursing Down Under
by Alliance Nursing
7M ago
In Episode 3 of Nursing Down Under – The Podcast (Season 3), our host Kate Creedon is joined by four Alliance Nurses who share their stories about what life, and nursing, is like all over Australia. Kate speaks to Irish nurse Eoin, who has travelled all over Australia but has mainly worked in Melbourne and Perth. Eoin describes the two cities and how they compare to life back home in a quiet part of Ireland. She also meets Danielle, a midwife from England who has done a bit of everything in Australia, and says her rural placement is one of the best opportunities she’s ever been given. Kate cha ..read more
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All around Australia as an agency nurse
Nursing Down Under
by Alliance Nursing
7M ago
In Episode 3 of Nursing Down Under – The Podcast (Season 3), our host Kate Creedon is joined by four Alliance Nurses who share their stories about what life, and nursing, is like all over Australia. Kate speaks to Irish nurse Eoin, who has travelled all over Australia but has mainly worked in Melbourne and Perth. Owen describes the two cities and how they compare to life back home in a quiet part of Ireland. She also meets Danielle, a midwife from England who has done a bit of everything in Australia, and says her rural placement is one of the best opportunities she’s ever been given. Kate cha ..read more
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Sports and social clubs in Sydney’s suburbs
Nursing Down Under
by Alliance Nursing
7M ago
In episode 2 of the new series, our host Kate Creedon talks with two sporty special guests, originally from Ireland, who’ve followed the well-trodden path across to Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. There’s ex-Irish international rugby player Aoife McDermott, who moved to Sydney in 2019 and has taken up a second sport, Aussie Rules, whilst also doing agency nursing work for Alliance. Aoife tells us how the flexibility of agency nursing allows her to fit her sporting commitments alongside her work and explains how Alliance supported her in making the trip down under! We also meet Joe Kinahan who swappe ..read more
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Chatting with the Consul General of Ireland to Sydney, Rosie Keane
Nursing Down Under
by Alliance Nursing
8M ago
Rosie Keane was appointed Consul General of Ireland to Sydney in September 2021. She is originally from Connemara, in County Galway, but from her base in Sydney, Rosie now works alongside the Consulate team to strengthen Ireland's links with New South Wales, to promote Irish culture, heritage and interests, and to provide services to Irish citizens in the region. In this episode Kate chats to Consul General Keane about all the consular support people from Ireland can get while here in Australia, the connections they can facilitate in the community and how to get in touch when you arrive. Not t ..read more
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Season 3 - Episode 1 - Chatting with the Consul General of Ireland to Sydney, Rosie Keane
Nursing Down Under
by Alliance Nursing
8M ago
Rosie Keane was appointed Consul General of Ireland to Sydney in September 2021. She is originally from Connemara, in County Galway, but from her base in Sydney, Rosie now works alongside the Consulate team to strengthen Ireland's links with New South Wales, to promote Irish culture, heritage and interests, and to provide services to Irish citizens in the region. In this episode Kate chats to Consul General Keane about all the consular support people from Ireland can get while here in Australia, the connections they can facilitate in the community and how to get in touch when you arrive. Not t ..read more
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Season 3 pre-season episode - Listen up Dublin and Liverpool!
Nursing Down Under
by Alliance Nursing
9M ago
Listen up Dublin and Liverpool! Alliance Nursing is coming to town in September and October 2023 to give you a taste of life down under and the opportunity to talk to our experts in person. Plus, have a bit of fun with the team and take home some great Aussie goodies ..read more
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