Covid-19 Frontline Protection

PPE Healthcare

Today NPAQ has written to the State Government and Federal Government Ministers for Health seeking assurance that Nurses will be provided with adequate PPE and kept informed of the preparation to protect our nurses at the frontline. 

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Welcome to NPAQ's new Branch Secretary

Welcome Scott!

Scott Haywood, NPAQ Branch SecretaryScott Haywood has commenced as a volunteer NPAQ Branch Secretary for Prison Health Service, SEQ. The Prison Health Service works in partnership with Queensland Custodial Services to provide health care to all prisoners incarcerated in the South East Queensland corner.

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Visas relaxed for 20,000 international student nurses

International Student Nurses

On the 18th March 2020, the Prime Minister announced the relaxation of visas for 20,000 International student nurses.  What will this mean for QLD Nurses professionally? 

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NPAQ responds to AHPRA Bulletin to Nurses

Nurses Registration at Risk

It has come to our attention that NPAQ members have received an email from Associate Professor Lynette Cusack, Registered nurse and midwife Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (Read here)

We have concerns regarding the imputations of this message during this professionally challenging time. Please familiarise yourself with its content.

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Preparation for COVID-19

Corona Preparation for Healthcare workers

The NPAQ State Executive has written to the Premier regarding arrangements to cope with this potential pandemic. Read the letter here.  They have their concerns, and we would like to hear yours. We intend to send further correspondence regarding your direct feedback.

Just because we are hoping it is not as bad as everyone seems to be making out, doesn't mean that we can simply "wait and see" without preparing for the worst. We are not criticizing the Premier but we are pleased that a response is finally being put into place. However, preparation levels are varying wildly between facilities.

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Coronavirus outbreak ‘will leave aged care exposed’

Nurses Professional ­Association of Queensland president Phill Tsingos. Picture: Patria Jannides
Nurses Professional ­Association of Queensland president Phill Tsingos. Picture: Patria Jannides

 

Article Written by Stephen Lunn, Social Affairs Editor, The Australian on 3 March, 2020

The elderly will be particularly at risk in the event of a widespread outbreak of the coronavirus, with aged-care homes unable to cope, a nurses’ group has warned.

The Nurses Professional ­Association of Queensland is also worried aged-care nurses have ­received no specific training or ­advice from the government on how to handle the coronavirus.

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We Won! We Won! We Won!

We Won

NPAQ has the right to represent QLD Nurses

Before you get too excited about the Margaret Gilbert case, we have won the opening round, but it clearly establishes that NPAQ has the right to represent you because NPAQ is an industrial association (a trade union), the same as the legacy nurses union. 

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Queensland Health - Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday Entitlement

easter eggs

Our members employed by Queensland Health are reminded of their entitlement to payment for the Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday public holidays.

 

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Relief for NPAQ delegate who warned of falling standards in nurse training

Queensland Health has withdrawn its show cause and threat of disciplinary action against a Queensland nurse who told The Sunday Mail that student nurses were poorly trained.

Margaret Gilbert NPAQ delegate

Reported by Jackie Sinnerton, The Courier-Mail February 20, 2020 5:05pm

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NPAQ rep takes QLD Health to court for threatening dismissal

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