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Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 - 17:54

ACN Concerned Over Incidence Of Premature And Potentially Preventable Deaths Of Nursing Home Residents

Research published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) titled ‘Premature deaths of nursing home residents: an epidemiological analysis’ identifies a rise in premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents across Australia over the past 13 years.

“The research findings indicate that more needs to be done to ensure the safety of our nursing home residents,”...

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Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 - 09:06

ACN President And CEO Both Attend ICN Congress And CNR Meeting

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) President, Professor Christine Duffield FACN, and CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN are currently attending the International Council of Nurses Congress being held in Barcelona, Spain. The Congress runs from 27 May – 1 June and follows on from the Council of National Nursing Association Representatives (CNR) meeting held from 25-27 May.


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Monday, 29 May, 2017 - 09:29

ACN Attends 3rd Migrant And Refugee Women’s Healthpartnership Meeting

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) attended the third Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership meeting in Melbourne last week. The Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership was officially launched in November 2016. 

Monday, 29 May, 2017 - 09:27

ACN Recognises National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week, taking place between 27 May – 3 June, commemorates two significant dates that start to address matters of healing, including the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision on Native Title.

The Bringing them Home report, released in May 1997, recognised the forced removal of Indigenous Australians and addressed the need...

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Thursday, 25 May, 2017 - 18:16

Nurses Welcome palliAGED Website

The Australian College of Nursing welcomes today’s launch of the palliAGED website by the Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP and joins the Minister in congratulating Flinders University and CareSearch on this welcome initiative.

Alarmingly, whilst around 70% of Australians would prefer to die at home only 14% actually do.[1]

“We applaud...

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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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