Workforce, control and choice central to future aged care services

The Australian College of Nursing welcomes the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to providing older Australians with more choice in and control of aged care services. Yesterday’s release of the Legislated Review of Aged Care 2017, highlights the work done to date to give consumers more say in aged care services and the steps still needed to ensure all Australians have access to high-quality care as they grow older.

Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week: eBook shines a light on the vital work of nurses

Whether it’s helping newly-arrived refugees navigate the Australian health care system, ensuring prisoners in correctional facilities maintain good health, or providing end-of-life palliative care, Community and Primary Health Care Nurses are the backbone of the Australian health care system. Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week recognises and celebrates the impactful work of nurses in the community.  Running from 18-24 September, the theme for 2017 is “Nurses Where You Need Them”.

Nurse leaders back measures to safeguard elderly against flu

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) supports a Federal Government push to boost flu vaccination rates amongst aged-care workers, and says this should be extended to all health workers who come into contact with nursing home residents, visitors and residents themselves. There has been a record 105,000 cases of confirmed flu nationally this winter, and at least 14 nursing home deaths in Victoria and Tasmania.