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Jun

QNMU welcomes 2600 additional nurses and midwives for Queensland Health

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) has welcomed the state government’s commitment to an additional 2600 permanent, Full Time Equivalent (FTE) nurses and midwives to mid-2025 in this year’s budget.

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6/11/2024 12:00:00 AM

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May

QLD to celebrate value of nurses on International Nurses Day

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) will today celebrate the incredible value of nurses on International Nurses Day (IND). QNMU Secretary and nurse Sarah Beaman said Queensland nurses worked 24/7 to help ensure the health and wellbei

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5/12/2024 12:00:00 AM

06

May

QNMU calls for more than 11,800 new nurses and midwives on Labour Day

QUEENSLAND nurses and midwives will call for at least 11,800 additional Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Queensland Health (QH) colleagues this Labour Day.

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5/6/2024 12:00:00 AM

06

May

QNMU secures major wins for QLD's largest female workforce

“Today’s announcement of super for unpaid parental leave up to 12 months and 10 days paid leave for reproductive health issues is a major win for Queensland’s largest, predominantly female workforce,” Ms Beaman said.

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5/6/2024 12:00:00 AM

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May

QNMU calls for more midwives on International Day of the Midwife 2024

QNMU calls for more midwives on International Day of the Midwife 2024. This International Day of the Midwife, we celebrate the contribution of Queensland midwives and call for at least 11,800 additional FTE midwives and nurses.

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5/5/2024 4:00:41 AM

26

Apr

Poll finds nearly 50% of public nurses/midwives could leave

A Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) poll has revealed almost half the Queensland Health (QH) members surveyed could be forced to leave their professions.

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4/26/2024 12:00:00 AM

14

Mar

QNMU says more needs to be done to fix aged care

The QNMU is concerned by the recommendations in the Aged Care Taskforce’s final report and is urging the federal government to critically review many of the recommendations listed.

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3/14/2024 12:00:00 AM

07

Mar

QNMU applauds groundbreaking count the babies laws

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) is delighted to welcome an important milestone towards the introduction of midwife to patient ratios.

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3/7/2024 12:00:00 AM

04

Mar

QNMU welcomes new nurse-led Queensland healthcare clinics

The QNMU has welcomed the Miles Government’s announcement of four new nurse-led healthcare clinics across Queensland, which will operate with highly-qualified Nurse Practitioners.

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3/4/2024 12:00:00 AM

07

Jan

QNMU welcomes ‘Better births with consent’ workshops for doctors, obstetricians

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) welcomes the Queensland government’s announcement in Parliament today that its ‘Better births with consent’ workshops will be delivered to doctors and obstetricians to promote a deeper understanding of

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1/7/2024 12:00:00 AM

04

Jan

Qld's top nurses and midwives to be acknowledged and celebrated

Queensland nurses and midwives are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves in the 2024 Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

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1/4/2024 12:00:00 AM

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Dec

Royal Flying Doctor Service Qld abandons nurses days out from Christmas

While nurses at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Queensland continue to deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Jasper and historic floods, RFDS Qld management have abandoned their nurses just days before Christmas.

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12/22/2023 12:00:00 AM

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Dec

Fight for basic rights - flying nurses launch industrial action

Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland nurses have launched unprecedented Protected Industrial Action (PIA) as part of an ongoing campaign to secure basic rights from RFDS Queensland management.

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12/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

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Nov

Qld celebrates nation-leading midwifery ratios

The QNMU is celebrating a major victory for women and babies with the announcement of nation-leading midwifery ratios for Queensland public hospitals today.

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11/30/2023 12:00:00 AM

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Nov

QNMU celebrates publicly funded homebirths for Queensland

Following a Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) campaign, Health Minister Shannon Fentiman has today announced the start of publicly funded homebirth in Queensland.

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11/23/2023 12:00:00 AM

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Nov

QNMU applauds priority treatment for sexual assault victims

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) commends and welcomes State Government intervention to ensure victims of sexual assault receive priority and appropriate care in Queensland public hospitals.

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11/17/2023 12:00:00 AM

01

Nov

New health recruitment and training initiatives are a start

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union (QNMU) says health recruitment and training initiatives announced by the Health Minister yesterday were long overdue given the current workforce crisis.

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11/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

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Aug

Qld and the world to celebrate nurses on International Nurses’ Day

The invaluable contributions of nurses will be celebrated throughout Queensland and the world on International Nurses’ Day (IND) today.

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8/28/2023 10:48:03 AM

23

Aug

$16M State Government Commitment follows Midwifery Rally

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) and the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) have welcomed the Queensland government’s initial commitment of $16 million for regional, remote and rural Midwifery Group Practices (MGPs) and a Queensland

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8/23/2023 12:00:00 AM

21

Aug

QLD midwives march on parliament today

QNMU Secretary Kate Veach said midwives wanted the State Government to urgently commit state budget maternity funding to midwives and midwifery led models of care such as Midwifery Group Practice (MGP).

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8/21/2023 12:00:00 AM