Swipe cards could make wards safer: nurses

30 Aug 398 Views
An attack on a nurse at a Sydney hospital has prompted the NSW nurses union to demand better security and protections for patients and staff. Sophie Moore Australian Associated PressAUGUST 29, 20185:26PM The NSW nurses union is demanding greater protection for hospital staff – including swipe passes for ward access – after a nurse was… View Article

Positive step towards more being done for older Australians

03 May 828 Views
With such alarming trends having been documented,  it is so positive to see that Beyondblue and the NHMRC have partnered to launch a $5 million grant calling for research proposals to consider and improve the Mental Health of Aged Care residents. To read the full article click here. Blog Posted by Roxayne West, Principal Consultant Health Care, May 2017 Roxayne West… View Article

NMBA draft Code of conduct for nurses & midwives

24 Jan 1049 Views
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is inviting nurses and midwives to view the draft Code of conduct for nurses and Code of conduct for midwives (the Codes), and have your say before the documents are finalised. The Codes set out the legal requirements, professional behaviour and conduct expectations for nurses and midwives… View Article

Health Support Service for the Nursing Industry – to be delivered nationally

13 Jul 1095 Views
Nurses and midwives work in conditions that can lead to health issues and, if left untreated, these can lead to a health impairment that increases risks for the public, themselves and their profession. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia have appointed provider Turning Point to deliver a national health support service for nurses, midwives… View Article

Nurse succeeds in stopping “flawed” workplace investigation

08 Dec 1805 Views
  Melissah Burnett, a registered nurse employed by Eastern Health was notified of Eastern Health’s intention to terminate her employment for serious misconduct. Ms Burnett instituted proceedings seeking an injunction restraining Eastern Health from terminating her employment.  In such a case the court normally looks at 2 issues: whether the applicant has made out a… View Article

A report shows that New Zealand has similar problems to Australia, where the Nursing Industry is concerned

11 Nov 1142 Views
Exhaustion woes at hospitals – Frontline workers at Auckland District Health Board are complaining of under-staffing, exhaustion and unpaid overtime. A Safe Staffing Healthy Workplace report, includes nine recommendations for change. Of the DHB’s 10,000-plus staff, 685 took part in an online survey in July and August. About 70 staff also gave face-to-face interviews. Almost… View Article

Fire Engineers Conference talks building safety

13 Oct 1324 Views
CANBERRA: Strategies to prevent a tragedy on the scale of a Sydney nursing home inferno that killed 14 people dominated discussions at a fire safety conference in Canberra. About 160 delegates, primarily from Australia and New Zealand, debated methods of improving building safety on the first day of the Institution of Fire Engineers Australia conference…. View Article

Reducing Risk of Staff Injury

30 Sep 1244 Views
At Macquarie University Hospital last week I met with Amanda Houghton, the Manager of Safety, Risk and Compliance as well as  Edwina Moran, the Manual Handling Coordinator. They were explaining how the hospital is always looking at ways to increase care for the patients while reducing the risk of injury to their staff. The hospital has… View Article