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…

Marilyn with her dog during lockdown

Life in lockdown: Nursing in home care

Welcome to the Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) Life in lockdown NurseClick series where we share the stories from the nurses protecting Australians during the second wave of COVID-19 in Victoria. Today, we speak Marilyn Harper MACN — a Registered Nurse and Regional Development Manager at BallyCara — to discuss how she is utilizing her…

#COVID-19: From research to a clinical role

Samantha Prime is a final year PhD candidate of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), her field of research is paediatric respiratory illnesses. She talks to the Australian College of Nursing about suspending her thesis and commencing work at a COVID19 clinic. Elaborating on her current role, Samantha says, “For the last seven years I have…