• Getting workplaces COVID-Aware
    Published: 04 June 2020

    Many QNMU members may have partners or loved ones whose workplaces are not as prepared for COVID-19 as they should be. The ACTU has developed a handy toolkit to get our workplaces COVID-Aware.
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  • Multigate 29-515 gowns – undertake risk assessment before use
    Published: 04 June 2020

    The QNMU recently requested advice from the DoH regarding concerns that the Multigate 29-515 minor ops procedure gowns are not suitable for use when caring for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
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  • Qld nurses call for calm and respect while COVID investigations are carried out
    Published: 29 May 2020

    The QNMU has called on all Queenslanders to remain calm and respectful while important investigations into Central Queensland COVID-19 infections are carried out.
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  • Millions of health professionals call for health protection priority
    Published: 26 May 2020

    Today, the QNMU joined over 350 health professional organisations in calling on governments from all G20 countries to ensure COVID-19 recovery plans put health protection and promotion at their core.
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  • Public health emergency extension, hospital restrictions
    Published: 20 May 2020

    Yesterday, the state government extended the COVID-19 public health emergency in Queensland to midnight on 17 August 2020.
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  • National mental health plan
    Published: 19 May 2020

    Last week, all states and territories agreed to a new national mental health plan, providing a nationally consistent approach to supporting the mental health of Australia’s vulnerable communities during and beyond COVID-19.
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  • Aged Care Visitor Access Code
    Published: 19 May 2020

    An Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19 has been released by aged care advocacy organisations.
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  • Nurse tests COVID-19 positive at aged care facility
    Published: 15 May 2020

    A nurse at the North Rockhampton Nursing Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. A number of QNMU members have also been tested and are now in isolation.
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  • Candlelight vigil to mark International Nurses Day today
    Published: 12 May 2020

    Queensland nurses will join their colleagues throughout Australia and in New Zealand today in honouring nurses around the world who have lost their lives treating and caring for COVID-19 patients.
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  • Changes to enterprise bargaining consultation
    Published: 06 May 2020

    Despite opposition from unions, the federal government recently made changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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