Lead the way on the twelfth of May: a poem

by Judy Hitchcock MACN   Another year, another twelfth of May, its ours to celebrate, Dwell on the past, the present and future upon this special date, It’s a pause for great reflection, to take decisive, clear direction, On the matters that we choose to instigate.   There’s heightened urgency this year, change is now…

Nurses support My Health Record opt-out scheme

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) strongly supports the opt-out approach to My Health Record which will ensure Australians are provided with improved health care delivery. “A shared electronic health record will allow health professionals looking after patients to have access to their medical history, regardless of where they are in Australia,” said CEO of…

Australian Government health budget 2018-19

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) supports the investments that have been announced in tonight’s Federal Budget, particularly those designed to strengthen Australia’s valued nursing workforce. Initiatives funded include: 3,000 extra nurses to improve the health of people living in rural, regional and remote areas; Exploring nurse models of health care delivery that can provide…

Nurses welcome Victorian health investment

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) acknowledges the health initiatives the Victorian government has invested in are a good start to securing the future of the nursing workforce to deliver safe care to Victorians. “Victoria’s 2018-19 Budget demonstrates commitment and awareness to what is required to enhance an already strong health system and provide care…

Sanitary items must be exempt from GST

The Australian College of Nursing would like to reiterate its position on the “tampon tax” after recent comments were made in the media about its relevance in the upcoming election. Female sanitary items are essential items that should not incur a tax. “Personal hygiene products, such as pads and tampons, are fundamental to a woman’s…