ACN Recognises National Reconciliation Week

ACN Recognises National Reconciliation Week National Reconciliation Week, taking place between 27 May – 3 June, commemorates two significant dates that start to address matters of healing, including the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision on Native Title. The Bringing them Home report, released in May 1997, recognised the…

Nurses Welcome palliAGED Website

Nurses Welcome palliAGED Website The Australian College of Nursing welcomes today’s launch of the palliAGED website by the Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP and joins the Minister in congratulating Flinders University and CareSearch on this welcome initiative. Alarmingly, whilst around 70% of Australians would prefer to…

Australian Government Health Budget Overview 2017-18

Australian Government Health Budget Overview 2017-18 Tonight, Australian College of Nursing (ACN) representatives attended the Australian Government 2017-18 Budget briefing by the Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health, Minister for Sport. The following provides an overview of the Health Budget as outlined in the Government’s Health Budget 2017-18 Fact Sheets available here. Guaranteeing Medicare…

Health Investment A Step In The Right Direction

Health Investment A Step In The Right Direction The Australian College of Nursing welcomes the Treasurer’s Budget which outlined investment and support for the four pillars of the health system: guaranteeing Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; supporting hospitals; prioritising preventative and mental health; and investing in medical research. “The Australian College of Nursing supports…

Opt-out Must Be Brought In

Opt-out Must Be Brought In The Australian College of Nursing is calling on the Federal Government to adopt the key recommendation of the Evaluation of the Participation Trials for the My Health Record final report and implement a national op-out approach to shared electronic health records. “Shared electronic health records will save lives,” Australian College…

Choosing Wisely Good For Us All

Choosing Wisely Good For Us All The Australian College of Nursing is throwing its weight behind the Choosing Wisely campaign’s aim of improving health outcomes by reducing unnecessary test, treatments and procedures for patients in hospital. “Nurses make up 50 per cent of the health workforce and have the most contact with patients at the…