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Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 - 19:54

The Australian College of Nursing sends condolences to UK victims of concert attack

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is deeply saddened to hear about the tragic events that have occurred at Manchester Arena in the UK following US pop singer Ariana Grande’s concert.
ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, who is currently in the UK, said “It is heartbreaking that innocent lives have been lost at what should have been an enjoyable night out seeing a world-famous...

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Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 - 16:47

National Palliative Care Week – Raising Awareness To Make A Difference

National Palliative Care Week is taking place this week between 21-28 May. The theme for this year is ‘You matter, your care matters. Palliative care can make a difference.’ The focus of this year’s theme is aged care, both residential and in the community.

Friday, 19 May, 2017 - 16:00

ACN Endorses CoNNMO National Priorities

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN), a member of the Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO), endorses CoNNMO’s national priorities launched today.

“It is a great result to see 54 nursing and midwifery organisations collaborate to produce the national priorities,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward said.

Friday, 12 May, 2017 - 19:27

Registered Nurses Central To Aged Care

The Australian College of Nursing is disappointed the NSW Lower House has failed residents of nursing homes by voting down the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party bill requiring one registered nurse (RN) to be on duty at all times in high care nursing homes.

“We believe regulation of nursing homes should at a minimum mandate a requirement that a RN be on-site and available at all times...

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Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 - 11:59

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...

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Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 - 10:00

Nurses Leading The Way To Better Health In Australia

International Nurses Day will be celebrated around the world on 12 May 2017, providing an opportunity to reflect on the contribution nurses make to health services in Australia and their ongoing advocacy to improve care for all.

Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 - 23:21

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.

Friday, 5 May, 2017 - 19:40

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 of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward said. “...

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Friday, 5 May, 2017 - 09:47

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 point of care of any professional in the health system,” Australian College of...

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Friday, 5 May, 2017 - 09:45

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 said.

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