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The QNMU has been advised by the Chief Health Officer that health care workers are required to not attend work for a minimum of five days after testing positive for COVID-19.
Nurses, midwives and students around the country will soon be able to access a new national health and wellbeing service for any sensitive health concern they are experiencing that impacts their psychological health.
From 1 October 2023, aged care facilities are required to provide, on average, a minimum 200 minutes of care to every resident per day. 40 minutes of that care must be provided by a Registered Nurse.
Only coordinated and targeted planning, and genuine investment in the nursing and midwifery workforce, can address the gaps in safe staffing levels and stop the dilution of nursing and midwifery - and the QNMU has the solutions.
QNMU Executive Council has endorsed formal feedback to Queensland Health about its proposal to remove the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Our proposal outlines numerous concerns that we are calling on QH to address.
This CPD article discusses listening with compassion. As nurses and midwives who consciously focus on the health and wellbeing of others every day, we believe we’re proficient at listening. However, we may sometimes – unexpectedly – become aware that
This CPD article discusses the latest research from the NHMRC Centre of Research in Wiser Wound Care. The Science of Subepidermal Oedema: A STUDY ON MOISTURE ACCUMULATION IN HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS
This CPD article covers the risks of oversharing online and on social media.
The QNMU has played a role in the progress of the recent review of Work Health and Safety laws in Queensland. This process started in August 2022 with release of the review’s terms of reference.
This CPD article outlines the benefits of partnering with families in the ICU.
Global nursing summit shines light on professions’ power to lead.
This CPD article outlines unions’ strong stand against domestic violence
It's vital all nurses and midwives understand the difference
between their own reflective practice exercises and a formal written statement to an employer.
We’ve got some exciting midwifery webinars coming up, which we encourage QNMU members to attend. And if you're a supporter of our Count the Babies campaign but not a QNMU member, we'd love you to come along as well!
Being informed about this referendum is essential. We invite you to attend one of our online information sessions, which will give you the facts about what the Voice to Parliament is, and what all Australians are being asked to consider at the ballot
The Queensland Government has announced that Queensland Health will undertake consultation on removing employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Nominations for the QNMU???s biennial election of Local Branch Delegates and Alternate Delegates are now open.
Nominations will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 27 September 2023 and are being conducted entirely online through the QNMU website.
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
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).
QNMU members are invited to nominate for the position of Delegate or Alternate Delegate for your QNMU Local Branch. These are two-year positions, and nominations will open on Monday 28 August 2023.