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Reward, recognition and retention – attracting quality staff and keeping them

Lee Carissa, recently appointed CEO of North Sydney aged care provider Cranbrook Care, warns those seeking new opportunities should not only consider the salary offered, but also look further into each provider’s track record when it comes to staff reward, recognition and retention.

Collection of engaging essays analyse and celebrate The Nurse in Popular Media

To help celebrate International Nurses Day, we look at The Nurse in Popular Media, an Australian book that includes a comprehensive collection of unique insights from scholars across the Western world exploring the shifting roles of nurses across media, including picture postcards, film, television and journalism.

APHA says election health policy announcements pointless until workforce shortages are addressed

The Australian Private Hospitals Association has called for the major parties to make fixing the health workforce shortage their number one health policy priority for the federal election, with CEO Michael Roff saying the dearth of professionals is the single biggest challenge facing health care in Australia.

Grad nurses set to make huge impact in Great Southern region of WA

WA Country Health Service (WACHS) has recruited 24 new registered nurses to the Great Southern. The newly qualified nurses will embark on a graduate program that provides learning and development, ongoing support and placement opportunities including medical, surgical, rehabilitation, theatre, aged care, chemotherapy and palliative care.

WA’s Capecare setting and staff accommodation make for memorable working experience

Capecare, a leading non-profit aged care provider in WA’s South West, has created a novel and creative way to take some pressure off both the staff and long term housing availability challenges by temporarily converting some of its cottage respite accommodation and office spaces into staff accommodation.

ACN calls for govt action as fears mount for mental health of nursing workforce

The Australian College of Nursing says it has been overwhelmed with feedback from nurses nationally expressing their fears and sharing their levels of exhaustion and stress in response to the current pandemic.

Only 3.8 per cent of Australian aged care homes would meet new mandatory minimum staffing standards: new research

One of the most significant outcomes from the aged care royal commission was the Federal Government’s commitment this year to mandate minimum staffing levels in residential aged care homes by 2023. Our study shows only a tiny fraction of aged care homes would already comply with the new requirements.

Govt effort to retain aged care nurses with bonus payments

Aged care nurses who stay in the sector will receive bonus payments in a federal government bid to boost the country's workforce.

Aged care needs urgent mandatory staffing mix ratio: NSW probe

A NSW parliamentary report has found that the State Government should lobby federal counterparts to implement a mandatory "staffing mix ratio" in nursing homes and go it alone if they fail to act within four years.

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