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 why it would transition to low-carbon investments in...Read more
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 basic human right to quality health care,” Australian College of Nursing Acting CEO, Anne Samuelson said. “In...Read more
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.
“We welcome the release today of this report by Kate Carnell and Professor Ron Paterson and the Commonwealth’s decision to implement the recommended unannounced audits of residential aged care facilities,”...Read more
ACN commends the Victorian Government on its commitment to and investment in hospital security to protect staff and patients.
“Today’s announcement that the Victorian Government will beef up security across 44 hospital sites is very welcome,” Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said.
“We must care for those who care for us, and...Read more
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.
“ACN strongly supports equality for all. It is a fundamental human right and we condemn any kind of discrimination, be it...Read more
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...Read more
Community nursing in palliative care: how more real can it get? As someone is ending their life you get a glimpse of what that life has been. You see the person… his wedding photo, his daughter on his arm at her wedding, the grandchildren’s graduations ... their life and all that they have lived. You’re part of that. For a brief moment they allow you into their lives and enrich you with...Read more
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...Read more
The Australian College of Nursing wishes to acknowledge the contribution departing Health Department Secretary, Martin Bowles, has made to health care in this country during his tenure.
“Martin’s career so far has spanned 40 years, and his dedication to public health is commendable,” Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, said.
An ageing population, increases in chronic disease and a shortage of nurses are some of the biggest challenges facing Australia’s health system.
Acknowledgement, support and continued investment in Community and Primary Health Care is needed to address recruitment and retention issues of nurses as well as measures to promote continued training and career development, attendees at the...Read more