In this village people with dementia can stay independent

If anyone were able to wander in off the street at the Korongee Village in Tasmania, everything would seem both familiar and strange. 

 

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Untold stories of Aboriginal Queensland nurses or midwives from the 1890s to 1950s.

By Aenghas Hopkinson-Pearson

An investigation into the hidden histories of Aboriginal nurses and midwives is the focus of a new research project.

The project is headed by University of Southern Queensland historian Professor Odette Best, a First Nations registered nurse, who is gathering the untold stories of Aboriginal Queensland women who trained as nurses or midwives from the 1890s to 1950s. 

 

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How are we dealing with COVID-19?

NPAQ encourages all our members, at all times, to keep your knowledge around COVID 19 up to date.

You may not be able to rely on your employer to be across any changes to policy and research. If you believe you are working in an unsafe environment you should notify your manager immediately. You will also need to complete an incident form and notify NPAQ ASAP.    

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Rockhampton Nurse Cleared Of All Allegations

On 27 May 2020, our President, Phill Tsingos went public to defend our Rockhampton member who was being thrown under the bus by the Labor Government. It looked like she had defied all common sense and medical advice and returned to work whilst she had COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Testing

Last week the Australian Medical Association QLD (AMAQ) survey revealed:

-          That medics fear that patients are at risk;

-          Some Government policies make no medical sense;

-          Doctor’s expertise and advice is being ignored;

-          That doctors have little or no faith in the QLD Government’s health system; and

-          Only three per cent say the State’s patients are in good hands.

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AHPRA silence health professionals

On 2 September AHPRA released a statement reminding health practitioners to be aware of their obligations on Social Media. 

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Pandemic Leave Entitlements

QLD Nurses may be entitled to paid pandemic leave depending on your employer and agreement.

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Stunning revelations in Marg Gilbert Case

Margaret Gilbert NPAQ

The final day for submissions in Marg’s case was held on Friday 11 September where we heard some stunning admissions by QLD Health and Government Officials.

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Let's take nursing to the next level

Take up the challenge to protect your profession and nursing career today. 

  •  Are you so busy that you avoid work conflicts, although you know what's happening is wrong?
  •  Do you worry that if you speak up, you will be jeopardising your career?
  •  Have you noticed your scope of practice is shrinking or under threat?
  •  Do you feel like you have lost your passion for nursing?

Did you answer YES to 1 or more of these questions?

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NPAQ challenges QLD Health Memo

The Courier-Mail, Michael Madigan reports on the landmark legal case which opens in Brisbane this morning, June 29, could open the way for employers organisations to compete with unions in representing workers’s rights, smashing the state’s historic union “monopoly’’. 

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