A pre-election health budget that is fiscally conservative

A PRE-ELECTION HEALTH BUDGET THAT IS FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes tonight’s 2016-17 Federal Health Budget announcements that included some promising new initiatives in an otherwise conservative budget package. While these announcements are encouraging, they fall well short of meeting the need for continued health systems reform including new approaches to funding,…

Australian College of Nursing condemns mistreatment of youth detainees in the Northern Territory

Australian College of Nursing condemns mistreatment of youth detainees in the Northern Territory The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is appalled by Monday night’s Four Corners exposé of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin which showed the shocking mistreatment of children in juvenile detention. The use of tear gas, physical violence and solitary…

Gayle Woodford: Nursing community mourns loss

Gayle Woodford: Nursing community mourns loss The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is tremendously saddened by news of the death of Remote Area Nurse, Gayle Woodford. On behalf of our board, staff and members, the Australian College of Nursing would like to express its sincere condolences to Gayle’s family, friends and all those whose lives…

THE AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF NURSING APPLAUDS PROGRESS, BUT STRESSES CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR INDIGENOUS HEALTH EQUALITY

THE AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF NURSING APPLAUDS PROGRESS, BUT STRESSES CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR INDIGENOUS HEALTH EQUALITY Since its inception 10 year ago, the Closing the Gap campaign has helped improve a number of key indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, but there are many more hurdles to overcome if Australia is to achieve indigenous…

NURSES ADVOCATE FIVE “WISE” RECOMMENDATIONS TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY PRACTICES AND IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

NURSES ADVOCATE FIVE “WISE” RECOMMENDATIONS TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY PRACTICES AND IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has added its voice to the next wave of the Choosing Wisely initiative, urging nurses to continue to send a strong message of advocacy for their patients’ best interests. Not all tests, treatments and procedures lead…

Older Australians must have real choices on care

Older Australians must have real choices on care The Australian College of Nursing welcomes the proposed Federal Government reforms designed to give older Australians greater choice and control over aged care services, but wants assurances people will not be worse off under the new system. “A person-centred approach to care can have many advantages,” Chief…

Violence in NSW Hospitals

Violence in NSW Hospitals Following the recent incident at Nepean Hospital, ACN wrote an urgent email to the Minister for Health, the Hon. Jillian Skinner MP offering our members’ insights and expertise to help resolve this alarming and serious issue. The email included a formal letter of request to include a delegate from ACN on the…