‘Beyond urgent’: HSU pushes on for full 25% pay rise for aged care workers

Three-quarters of aged care workers are considering leaving the sector within the next six months if they do not receive a significant pay increase, according to a new survey. The Health Services Union (HSU) released the data, Aged Care Snapshot: The Brink of Collapse, on the steps of the Fair Work Commission in Sydney this […]

NSW paediatric nurse awarded for inspirational care during pandemic

A NSW paediatric nurse has been recognised for her inspirational care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Western NSW Local Health District’s (LHD) Dominique Spork was named Regional Winner of the NSW 2022 Michelle Beets Award for Inspirational Paediatric Care announced on Monday by the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. Paediatric Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) and Nurse Manager, Dominique […]

Pandemic-related complaints top calls to National Health Practitioner Ombudsman

A sharp increase in people raising concerns about regulatory responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, including obligations around mandatory vaccination, drove a record number of approaches to the office of the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman (NHPO) during 2021-22, new data has revealed. The NHPO’s recently released annual report shows it received 1,593 approaches in 2021-22, up […]