Update on Ramping

Ambulance ramping gets a lot of publicity including two front-page stories of the Courier Mail featuring the NPAQ. We exposed it. But ramping is really only a symptom of another more insidious underlying problem. "Bed" shortages.

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Welcome Aenghas Hopkinson-Pearson

Aenghas Hopkinson-PearsonAenghas' background is in Law and Justice. Over the course of his degrees, Aenghas worked in a Newstead based law firm and for the QUT Guild as a student advocate in a variety of roles over the three years he was elected. The QUT Guild oversees six commercial services and an operating budget in excess of $5 million.

Aenghas is currently studying a post-graduate diploma of legal practice at QUT. During his time at the law firm, Aenghas dealt with property law, family law, wills and estates, criminal matters and more.

Aenghas was also part of the QUT Trading and Investment Association and has hosted educational workshops for people interested in all things stock trading and finance and was a chief analyst for the Association’s Cryptocurrency team.

He joins the NPAQ team as a Member Support Representative so we can ensure that your workplace rights are maintained and you receive support and representation when you need it most.

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Appointing NPAQ for Enterprise Agreement negotiations

Appointing NPAQ for Enterprise Agreement negotiations

Enterprise Bargaining

Have you been advised that the Enterprise Agreement negotiations are underway at your workplace?

Then what happens...

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Health Care Workers Deserve Better Than This

To not be assaulted at work: it seems like a simple, reasonable expectation.

But violent incidents occur so often for Australian healthcare workers that most accept them as part of their job. But that doesn’t make them easier, or acceptable.

Violent incidents have become so numerous and serious at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital that the Nurses Professional Association of Queensland has asked the administration to bump up security to have a fit-for-purpose presence.

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QNMU Challenged by start up NPAQ

The Nurses Professional Association of Queensland was set up five years ago as an alternative to one of the state’s most powerful industrial forces – the Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union.

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Drug Fuelled Patients Threaten Nurses and Doctors

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‘Superhuman strength’ 

ANTONIA O’FLAHERTY, The Courier-Mail January 23, 2019 8:08am

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Call for security at Princess Alexandra Hospital

Highly trained security guards to protect doctors, nurses at Princess Alexandra Hospital

HIGHLY trained security guards will be brought in to protect doctors and nurses from violent assaults at one of Queensland’s biggest hospitals, as the number of physical and verbal attacks on medics skyrocket.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital will beef-up security, including specialised guards, after calls for “paramilitary style” security.

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Welcome Margaret, new branch secretary at The Prince Charles Hospital

Margaret Gilbert, NPAQ Branch SecretaryMargaret Gilbert is a Duty Nurse Manager at The Prince Charles Hospital and has been in this position since 2007. She works within a cohesive team of five providing operational management as well as coordinating patient flow at TPCH over the 24hour continuum.

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In the Media: The Real Union

Courier Mail The Real UnionIt was great to see this comment in the Courier Mail how we have become known as the “real union”.  So why is this?

 

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Facts and Figures

Facts or Figures

 

How much does it really cost to run an employee representative association like the NPAQ or the QNMU?  It depends whether your goal is to just look after your members or whether you have an additional goal.

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