Nurses offer solution to fragmented, uncoordinated and expensive health care

The Australian College of Nursing has today called for major changes in health care funding and delivery models to improve outcomes for poorly serviced populations, including the aged, people with multiple, chronic diseases and those who are marginalised and disadvantaged by geography, culture or poverty. Releasing ACN’s A New Horizon for Health Service: Optimising Advanced…

Engaging your local member

Engaging your local Member

Engaging with your local MP (Member of Parliament) is a powerful way to ensure the knowledge, experience and expertise of nurses shapes the direction of health care in Australia. You can help politicians recognise the vital role nurses play in the health system, harnessing their collective voice to influence Australia’s health policies for generations to…

Safety first in aged care, not profit

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) today told the Senate Community Affairs References Committee that the pursuit of profit must not be allowed to put our vulnerable elderly at increased risk. Providing evidence to the Committee’s inquiry on ‘Effectiveness of the aged care quality assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor…