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Welcome Declan, new Branch Secretary at The Wesley Hospital

 

Declan, NPAQ Branch Secretary  

Great news for our members at The Wesley Hospital.

Declan Curtin has been appointed in the voluntary role of Branch Secretary.

He is passionate about patient safety and quality care. Therefore this role is a great add-on to his existing educator roles enabling him to provide more resources, training and support to do just that.

With 30 years nursing experience, largely in emergency he worked in many London and South East England locations before working his way through Saudi Arabia and South Africa to eventually settle in Brisbane 16 years ago. His other specialties are dialysis and high dependency oncology.

Declan is currently the perioperative facilitator and has also held the student facilitator position for the past 5 years. He believes he can really make a difference preparing undergrads and graduates for the real world.

Nursing is more than a job, it is a way of life. Declan’s wife is a midwife and they have 4 children. If that doesn’t keep him running enough he is also the Run Director of local parkrun and is training to complete both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast marathons next year.

Contact Declan for guidance on what to do regarding a workplace matter or if you know someone who wants to know more about us before joining.

Email: declan.curtin@npaq.com.au

 

 

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Say what they will - the truth is on our side

We have certainly become a thorn in the side to the QNMU and the Labor Government they support. Because they charge twice as much as is necessary, a big proportion of QNMU membership fees end up assisting the Labor Party. And because we don't give any of your money to any political party, we are often accused of being a front for the LNP. What rubbish!. At the state level, we have seen no evidence that the LNP have the slightest clue about how to run a health system any better than the Labor Party. That is a low bar by any standard. At the Federal level, we have had an equally clueless LNP government who have just sat back and let the traditional nurse unions, such as QNMU, continue to undermine both the private health insurance system and the private hospital business cost structure. The State LNP is not ready for government and the Federal LNP probably never were. They both need to learn what is important before we invite either of them into government again. 

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The Townsville Hospital – Bullying & Security

Most of you would have seen the recent media stories about our Townsville Hospital Branch Secretary Kirsten McAllister. Here is what happened in a nutshell.

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There's an App for that! Record My Hours

Record my hours for nurses

Electronic equipment is part of our lives with apps to assist us do everything, well we believe this app is invaluable for any of our members who want to record the time that they are at work. Whether you are on salary or covering for a short/long time in a higher position or just want the protection of knowing how many hours you are at work.

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QLD Health Windows 10 Update

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We hear rumblings that the Department of Health has at great cost, upgraded your computers to a new version of Microsoft Windows and that some members and users may have experienced a loss of productive time trying to sort it out.

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Nurse in bid for commission to order Townsville Hospital to act on unsafe conditions, bullying

Jill Poulsen, Health Affairs, The Courier-Mail

TOWNSVILLE Hospital’s failure to ban an aggressive drug user who continually abuses staff and leaves syringes around during hospital visits to his sick wife has landed it in court.

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Nurse takes hospital to court over Bullying

UPDATE | A former North Queensland Nurse has fronted her ex-employer in the Industrial Relations Court over bullying allegations.

 

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Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital name held in trust for QLD

Jill Poulsen, The Courier-Mail November 20, 2018 

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Meet Kirsten - Townsville Branch Secretary

Meet Kirsten McAllister, our Branch Secretary based in The Townsville Hospital. Pictured here with State Secretary Cath Seaver when they met with members in The Therapy Café last month.

A dedicated Registered Nurse who has worked in many areas, more recently as a Nurse Navigator, which she passionately believes is a valuable role in providing the best of patient care. Interestingly, Kirsten’s mother was one of the founding members of the QNU.

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