Australian College of Nursing welcomes COVID-19 vaccine production but demands more immuniser training

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN today welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that production of the COVID-19 vaccine would begin next week in Melbourne. “It is fabulous that the Government has been able to secure supplies of the AstraZeneca vaccine through Australian manufacturing and ensure we are able to rapidly roll…

Lisa donned in full PPE while testing at the towers

‘I would do it again in a heartbeat’: COVID-19 testing in Melbourne’s Public Housing Towers

Lisa in full PPE during her time COVID-19 testing in the Tower’s On 4 July, around 3,000 residents inside nine Melbourne Public Housing Towers were placed into lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In difficult circumstances, a dedicated group of health professionals and emergency services personnel entered the towers to provide essential health services…

Australian College of Nursing calls for additional support for Victorian Nurses during second wave of COVID-19

The Australian College of Nursing calls for additional support for nurses working on the front-line and in management in Victoria as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take hold of the state. Victorian nurses are reporting unmatched levels of stress and exhaustion as they continue to work in highly stressful and demanding scenarios. Adjunct Professor Kylie…