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Jan 21, 2022 – 1 in 5 nurses have been assaulted by patients; yet hardly anyone reports it to the legal authorities.
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Jan 21, 2022 – We know starting a new career can be daunting, especially in professions that are as complex and diverse as nursing and midwifery, but we’re here to support you with a range of resources.
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Jan 21, 2022 – Late last year, the QNMU submitted our views to the Health and Environment Committee’s inquiry into the provision of primary, allied and private health care, aged care and NDIS care services.
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Jan 21, 2022 – Pregnant women who are COVID-19 positive will now be able to have their partners who are considered close contacts in the birthing suite, thanks to lobbying by the QNMU.
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Jan 21, 2022 – Following a surge in cases nationwide, the federal government has confirmed arrangements are still in place for private hospitals to take on public patients, which may include COVID-19 positive patients, to support the public health system.
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Jan 21, 2022 – Times are tough right now, and self care has never been more important. We discuss some familiar yet very relevant tips on how we can get to the other side of this crisis with the least amount of personal detrimental impact possible
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Jan 21, 2022 – As you may be aware from our last update, the QNMU has been raising a number of our members’ concerns around the COVID-19 situation at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).
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Jan 21, 2022 – The Queensland Government has released updated flow charts which help identify what leave should be taken in various scenarios due to COVID-19, and leave options after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.
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Jan 13, 2022 – A new Direction allows for close contacts who are critically essential workers in a critical industry (such as health and emergency services) to return to work if they have no symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated.
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Jan 10, 2022 – As we know, COVID-19 has thrown us yet another curve ball with the latest Omicron variant. Health workers are running on empty, experiencing physical and emotional exhaustion after almost two years of pandemic response.
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Jan 7, 2022 – Queensland Health (QH) has today released a document outlining the change in approach to managing health care workers who are either exposed to or have tested positive to COVID-19.
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Dec 24, 2021 – Queensland Health’s COVID Care Pathways model announced today will see COVID-19 positive patients treated at home, dependent on their health conditions and symptoms.
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Dec 23, 2021 – Queensland health workers are today calling for a coordinated response to the planning and management of the impending surge in COVID-19 cases and associated expected increase in pressure on Queensland’s public health system.
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Dec 22, 2021 – With the impending roll out of the Pfizer (COMIRNATY) COVID-19 vaccine for age 5 to <12 years, the Australian Government, in partnership with the Australian College of Nursing, has provided a new training module for all health professionals.
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Dec 22, 2021 – The QNMU has called for urgent action to ensure quality health care for the local Wide Bay community amidst dangerous doctor shortages.