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  • Growing our voice this state election
    Published: 04 June 2020

    Every Queensland election is an opportunity for nurses and midwives to get our voices heard and put our priorities before every political party – whether it’s job security, workloads, wages and conditions or more.
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  • Registrations open for Wounds Australia 2020 Conference
    Published: 04 June 2020

    Wounds Australia is the peak body for wound care and management in Australia and the theme for the Wounds 2020 conference is ‘Connect, Collaborate, Innovate’.
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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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  • Industrial action by other unions this Friday
    Published: 04 June 2020

    A number of health unions have announced that industrial action by their members may take place this Friday 5 June. The action may include one-hour work stoppages of allied health workers, administration staff and operational service officers.
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  • Heavily subsidised health courses
    Published: 04 June 2020

    The Federal government has announced a package to help Australians upskill or retrain across a variety of industries that are considered of national priority, including health.
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  • 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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  • Domestic violence awareness training
    Published: 03 June 2020

    As part of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the QNMU, DV Connect and QSuper are hosting some practical informational sessions on domestic violence.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Labour Day public holiday – were you paid correctly?
    Published: 12 May 2020

    QNMU members should check their payslips to ensure they have been paid correctly for the recent Labour Day public holiday (Monday 4 May).
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  • Help Ana and her baby get the care they need
    Published: 12 May 2020

    After trying to conceive a baby for nearly 12 years, Ana Milena Cardenas unexpectedly discovered she was pregnant while studying in Australia. But then COVID-19 hit.
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  • Have your attitudes to safety changed since COVID-19?
    Published: 12 May 2020

    Researchers at Griffith University are calling on nurses currently employed in a hospital or completing a placement to complete an anonymous survey regarding safety throughout COVID-19.
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  • Financial support for families
    Published: 12 May 2020

    We know families and businesses are doing it tough right now, with many families enduring financial stress and struggling to make ends meet.
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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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  • Professional Practice Awards – an award for every nurse or midwife!
    Published: 12 May 2020

    The QNMU’s inaugural Professional Practice Awards are going ahead, and you have a chance to share in the $20,000 prize pool!
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  • Calling First Nation Australian nurse and midwife writers
    Published: 12 May 2020

    Editors of Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care are seeking author contributions to help write two chapters for the third edition, to be published by Cambridge University Press.
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