16,000 elderly died waiting for Home Care

Elderly on park bench

Here at NPAQ headquarters we were alarmed to read in the interim report of the Royal Commission in to aged care that 16,000 elderly Australians died waiting for Home Care packages.  

This is a disgrace.


Our members (and one of our executives) have told us they have elderly parents who have waited three years for a package.
We intend to highlight this failure in our submission to the Royal Commission.

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“Humanity over Bureaucracy” a Dutch-inspired revolution in Nursing.

Buurtzorg

A new model of care has been developed in the Netherlands called ‘Buurtzorg’ meaning ‘neighbourhood care’. 

The Buurtzorg method has three aims:

  1. better care for patients,
  2. happier staff and
  3. lower costs.
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The Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Health Workforce Scholarship

Up to $10,000 for study or up-skilling!

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in remote and rural Australia to retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.  

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NPAQ fights for retired ICU Nurse

NPAQ will be representing retired QLD Nurse Kay Boison following the government taking legal action to recover over payment as a result of a $40,000 payroll bungle. Jack McGuire, NPAQ representative speaks to Sky News - Kenny on Sunday.

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More on QLD Health Memo

memo

You may recall news about the Queensland Health memorandum distributed to every nurse in Q Health incorrectly stating that NPAQ didn't have the right to represent its members.

We do!! And it was very silly of the Queensland Labor Government, to put in writing something that is not only wrong, but requires them to have to make a public retraction. Watch this space! 

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Proposed Union Law - Ensuring Integrity Bill

Proposed Law

Latest news: The Morrison Government has just introduced a bill ostensibly to curb union wrongdoing. It’s short title in Canberra is the Ensuring Integrity Bill. However, when politicians start waffling about "integrity" it is usually the time to count the silverware and lock it up. We believe the Morrison Government doesn’t understand the Fair Work Act and or the role of unions in our society. 

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NPAQ give evidence at Senate Committee inquiry

NPAQ presented evidence on Friday 13 September before the Education and Employment Legislation Senate Committee inquiry into Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019. (try say that in one breath!).

Our submission called on the Government to punish the individual within the trade union that's causing issues - not the entire union.

Listen to NPAQ at the hearing

 

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A WIN for QLD Nurses at the Fair Work Commission

Win for QLD Nurses

We had a significant win in the Fair Work Commission recently when we won the right to represent members in the health sector despite the best efforts of the QNMU to block us.  We triumphed in the Bolton Clark decision

 

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No Party Politics at NPAQ

No politics in nursing

When Graeme Haycroft and Cath Seaver started the NPAQ they knew they could provide a service to rival that offered by the QNMU - at about half the price.

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Whistleblowing nurse sues over sacking

In the media this week is a report by Natasha Bita about one of NPAQ's members and the court action we are supporting her through. 

Fired

"A sacked nurse is suing an aged care home, claiming she was unfairly sacked for complaining about alleged staff shortages."

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