Nurses Applaud Recognition Of Climate And Health The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) applauds today’s announcement by one of Australia’s biggest health insurers, Medibank, to reduce its exposure to carbon intensive assets and invest $25 million in green bonds for carbon reducing and environmentally responsible projects. In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange explaining…
Refugees and asylum seekers must receive quality health care The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has called on the Australian Government to ensure every person seeking asylum in this country has access to quality holistic health care. “Nurses work tirelessly to care for those in our community and feel strongly that all people have a…
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has called on the Australian Government to implement all 10 recommendations of the Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes.
ACN commends the Victorian Government on its commitment to and investment in hospital security to protect staff and patients.
Australian College of Nursing expresses serious concerns about the fragmented health care in immigration detention centres
Australian College of Nursing expresses serious concerns about the fragmented health care in immigration detention centres In light of the tragic chain of events that contributed to the death of young asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei, as revealed by the Four Corners program, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) reiterates its views on the health care of…
Today, on World Mental Health Day, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) acknowledges the impact that the current debate on marriage equality has on the mental health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) community.
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.
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”.
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.