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  • 2020 Hesta Awards for nurses and midwives
    Published: 17 January 2020

    Nominations are now open for the 2020 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards, which recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as personal care workers.
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  • Buderim nurses retain 12-hour shifts
    Published: 17 January 2020

    After Hours Nurse Managers at Buderim Private Hospital have successfully retained their 12-hour shifts, which were introduced more than 12 years ago.
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  • Casual vacancies – nominations opening soon
    Published: 15 January 2020

    Have you thought about standing up for your colleagues and becoming an active QNMU branch Delegate? Nominations for casual vacancies will open on Monday 3 February.
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  • Stronger whistleblower protections
    Published: 15 January 2020

    Did you know that greater protections now apply to whistleblowers working in the private and aged care sector?
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  • What's the state of your Superannuation?
    Published: 15 January 2020

    The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) – the QNMU’s national peak body – is conducting a survey to give nurses and midwives the opportunity to provide their experiences regarding superannuation.
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  • Last call! Share your story for commemorative book
    Published: 15 January 2020

    We’re doing a final callout for your heartfelt, funny, inspiring or enthralling nursing or midwifery stories, to be considered for our special International Year of the Nurse and Midwife commemorative book.
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  • Exclusive Q&A with Dr Matthew McHugh
    Published: 15 January 2020

    We’re excited to announce that Dr Matthew McHugh will be joining the QNMU Community to answer a limited number of questions regarding the extensive research and findings into legislated ratios.
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  • Coming soon: Professional Practice Awards
    Published: 15 January 2020

    We’re gearing up to launch an exciting new initiative that’s all about spotlighting the professional excellence of Queensland’s nurses and midwives.
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  • Changes to mandatory notifications for nurses and midwives
    Published: 15 January 2020

    Are you aware of the new changes that are now in place regarding the requirements to make a mandatory notification?
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  • NEW QNMU education and training program out now
    Published: 15 January 2020

    The QNMU’s new training program is now available, and courses are booking up fast!
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  • Blue Care: Cutting nursing, cutting care
    Published: 15 January 2020

    Did you hear? Blue Care’s response to the Aged Care Royal Commission’s interim report late last year was to cut nursing hours from various Queensland aged care facilities.
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  • Win 1 of 10 Apple Watches with Union Health
    Published: 15 January 2020

    Right now, if you join Union Health before 26 April 2020, you’ll enter the draw to win 1 of 10 Apple Watches.
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  • Anglicare nurses secure time for admin duties
    Published: 07 January 2020

    Tired of rushing between visits and having to complete admin work, unpaid and outside their rostered hours, Anglicare community members took action recently and reaped the rewards.
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  • Thousands recovered for Kawana Private Hospital nurses
    Published: 03 January 2020

    Kawana Private Hospital nurses were dismayed to learn their employer was refusing to pay the 17.5% leave loading they had just secured in their new agreement.
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  • Bushfires: A message from Qld's nurses and midwives
    Published: 03 January 2020

    On behalf of our members, the QNMU would like to pass on our thoughts to our dear colleagues and members of the NSWNMA and ANMF Vic Branch affected by the current bush fire disasters.
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  • World celebrates nurses and midwives in 2020
    Published: 01 January 2020

    Nurses and midwives will be front and centre in 2020 as the world celebrates the first ever International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
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  • Extra 13.2 FTE nurses for Redcliffe ED
    Published: 23 December 2019

    QNMU members at Redcliffe Hospital ED had been dealing with excessive workloads for years.
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  • Christmas Eve penalty rate confirmed
    Published: 20 December 2019

    The QNMU successfully applied to the QIRC requesting that the Christmas Eve part-day public holiday be paid at double time and a half.
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  • Extra 34.33 FTE nurses to support Robina ED
    Published: 13 December 2019

    In a huge win for nurses at Robina Hospital ED, QNMU members have secured an additional 34.33 FTE nurses, as well as an additional two FTE doctors.
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  • Qlders get good news for Xmas - New laws save 145 lives
    Published: 11 December 2019

    A new study has revealed Queensland’s world-leading public hospital laws have saved 145 lives and up to 81 million taxpayer dollars.
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