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Nurses deserting emergency departments for vaccination hubs
17 June - Exhausted nurses are opting to take shifts in vaccination hubs instead of emergency departments, adding to the crisis in the nation’s public hospitals, Guardian Australia reports.
COVID-19 and the workforce wellbeing of nurses, midwives and care workers
15 June - Results of the largest 2020 COVID-19 survey of Australian nursing, midwifery and care workers has been published by the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre, in collaboration with the ANMF (SA Branch) and all ANMF branches as well as the ANMF
Nurses yet again Australia’s most trusted
9 June - In another year ravaged by COVID, nurses have yet again been rated as the most highly regarded of all professions, their 24th straight Roy Morgan Research Centre survey win.
Fears Big Pharma is blocking Government support for vaccine waivers
9 June - Academics have told SBS News they fear the influence from pharmaceutical companies is holding the Australian Government back from publicly supporting the waivers for COVID-19 vaccines.
ICN calls for new pandemic treaty to protect nurses
4 June - The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has called on G7 leaders to put nurses at the heart of a new pandemic treaty after the World Health Organisation confirmed 115,000 health and care workers have died from COVID-19 so far.
COVID vaccine jab now available to all aged care workers
3 June - Frustrated by the Morrison Government’s inertia, South Australia’s vaccination clinics have opened today to allow all aged care workers to get the jab.
Shameful immunisation rates in aged care confirmed
1 June - Devastating new figures have emerged confirming that less than 10 per cent of the nation’s aged care workers are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, prompting a warning that lives are at risk, News Corp site news.com.au reports.
Almost one in four women considering quitting work because of COVID
26 May - Almost a quarter of women are considering leaving, or are likely to leave, the workforce altogether as a result of the impact of COVID-19.
'Catastrophic failure’ to take health care worker safety seriously
25 May - At least 115,000 health care workers (HCWs) have died during the pandemic to date, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr Tedros told the 74th World Health Assembly in Geneva this week, and pointed to the "scanty reporting" on H
Sarah versus the superbug
19 May - After catching COVID on a plane, a young nurse returned to the coronavirus coalface. A year after Adelaide nurse Sarah Crocker contracted COVID-19 she still feels the lingering debilitating effects.
Police monitoring COVID QR code check-ins
19 May - Nurses, midwives and care workers are reminded to check in at work using the COVID QR codes or manual sign-in sheets.
COVID vaccines in regional areas
11 May - Following concerns from members about vaccination stock in regional areas, the ANMF (SA Branch) has been advised that three main clinic locations are set to be established in the next few weeks in Port Pirie, Clare and Wallaroo for Pfizer va
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