Victoria’s Health Investment Aspirational

Victoria’s Health Investment Aspirational The Victorian Government’s prioritisation of health care in this week’s Budget has been warmly welcomed by the Australian College of Nursing. “Around $2.9 billion has been allocated to the health system, which is about 38 per cent of the overall Victorian Budget,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward…

Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses Receive Further Support

Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses Receive Further Support Further funding support announced by the Commonwealth Government for prostate cancer nurses is welcome news for patients and their families. “The Australian College of Nursing welcomes the continued support for prostate cancer specialist nurses announced by the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, today. Prostate cancer nurses…

Depression A Chronic Problem For Australia

Depression A Chronic Problem For Australia On World Health Day, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is calling for increased support to provide additional training to all nurses in identifying people at risk of depression or suffering from a depressive disorder. “Our profession has highly-trained Mental Health Nurses, but with the prevalence of depression and…

NURSES INTEGRAL TO SUCCESSFUL ROLL-OUT OF HEALTH REFORMS

NURSES INTEGRAL TO SUCCESSFUL ROLL-OUT OF HEALTH REFORMS The Australian College of Nursing believes nurses will have a key role in the implementation of major healthcare reforms announced by the Federal Government yesterday. “The reforms are designed to improve outcomes for people living with chronic disease or complex conditions,” said Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward, CEO…

Keeping The Faith: Nurses And Vaccination Advice

Keeping The Faith: Nurses And Vaccination Advice The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is reminding the nursing profession of how highly Australians respect their advice and of their obligation to provide unbiased clinical evidence to enable patients to make their own informed decision. “Nurses are viewed as the most ethical and honest profession in Australia,…

Celebrating Nurses Being Bold For Change

Celebrating Nurses Being Bold For Change International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the significant changes nursing practice and the nursing workforce have undergone and implemented. “This year’s theme is #BeBoldforChange and the nursing profession has a proud history of being bold to achieve change that improves patient health and safety,” Australian College…

Australian Healthcare Week: Nurses’ Role In Reform

Australian Healthcare Week: Nurses’ Role In Reform The central role nurses have in ensuring the health care system and workforce can keep pace with growing demands and technological change is being recognised at Australian Healthcare Week. From 8-10 March, Australian Healthcare Week brings together over 2,000 health professionals to discuss shifts in the healthcare landscape.…

Reform Benefits Must Be Maximised

Reform Benefits Must Be Maximised The major reform in funding for home care services which starts today, has the potential to improve quality and choice for older Australians – as long as the transition process is effectively managed. “Flexibility, including portability, will be the big wins for consumers,” Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive Officer,…

Nurses Can Help Close The Gap

Nurses Can Help Close The Gap While today’s Closing the Gap report shows some positive signs, particularly in terms of reduced rates of smoking and infant mortality, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) continues to be concerned about the significant disadvantage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face in regard to health outcomes. “Since its…

Honouring Our Brave Colleagues

Honouring Our Brave Colleagues Nurses have a proud, selfless and heroic history of military service, both in times of conflict and peace. “In 1902, the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) was formed when civilian nurses volunteered for wartime military service,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward said. Thousands of AANS nurses served…