Coronavirus outbreak threatens Aboriginal communities as health workers infected

With five health workers in the Kimberly region in the north of Western Australia being infected by the coronavirus overnight, the virus now poses a threat to numerous Aboriginal communities. The Department of Health in Western Australia has reported three cases in Broome, one in Kununurra and another in Halls Creek. The health services in […]

Government to train 20,000 RNs to work in intensive care to fight COVID-19

Up to 20,000 registered nurses will undertake a new online training program to upskill in intensive care under the latest move by the federal government to bolster the health system in order to meet demand as the COVID-19 pandemic escalates. Announced today, the free online course will enable nurses to join the delivery of care […]

Survey reveals what concerns healthcare workers have about COVID-19

A new survey suggests nearly 80% of Australian healthcare workers are fearful of contracting COVID-19, while many are also concerned how the federal government has responded to the outbreak. The findings, which came from a survey of 400 Australian healthcare workers by TKW Research from 25-27 March, showed that four-tenths of respondents said they were […]