Aged Care Royal Commission staffing recommendations don’t go far enough, says ANMF

The ANMF has welcomed six recommendations outlined in a special report released by the Royal Commission yesterday calling on the federal government to urgently support the aged care sector to manage COVID-19 but says the measures fail to address chronic understaffing and skills mix and do not go far enough to protect vulnerable older Australians […]

Championing radiation oncology nurses

Radiation Oncology Clinical Nurse Consultant Michelle Roach believes nurses practicing in the field deserve greater recognition for the valuable role they play in cancer treatment. Michelle works in the Cancer Therapy Centre at the Liverpool Hospital in NSW where the Radiation Therapy Department treats up to 130 patients per day. The first Radiation Oncology Clinical […]

Growing gender inequity in the wake of COVID

Female-dominated industries have been at the forefront of Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic response. For example our nursing, midwifery and carer workforces (of which 89% are women), have swung into action, showing extraordinary strength and sacrifice while delivering quality care to the community and dealing with new challenges daily. Teachers, early childcare educators, retail workers and cleaners […]