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Queensland Health has withdrawn its show cause and threat of disciplinary action against a Queensland nurse who told The Sunday Mail that student nurses were poorly trained.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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QLD Health Nurse threatened with sack for speaking out

Margaret Gilbert NPAQ Member

Prince Charles Hospital’s duty nurse manager Margaret Gilbert. Picture: Annette Dew

The Courier Mail shares our latest case about a Brisbane nurse who was threatened with the sack over exposing training flaws.

A veteran nurse with more than 40 years of experience has been served with a five page, heavy-handed “show cause” from her State Government employers for exposing flaws in Queensland’s training system.

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Dutch Scheme could help save Australia's Aged Care crisis

NPAQ recommends Buurtzorg Scheme

The Courier Mail's Des Houghton reported that after it was revealed 230 older Australians die each week waiting for government help to stay at home, pioneering Dutch neighbourhood care scheme may offer a solution to Australia’s burgeoning aged care crisis.  

 

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Neighbour nurse plan 'a big boon to elderly'

Nurses Professional Association of Queensland director Graeme Haycroft. Picture: AAP
Nurses Professional Association of Queensland director Graeme Haycroft. Picture: AAP

A new “neighbourhood nursing” scheme could keep older Australians in their own homes longer and save the economy $4.5bn a year, the aged-care royal commission has been told.

 

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Townsville Hospital name change

Townsville Hospital

CHRIS LEES, Townsville Bulletin reports that the Townsville Hospital is no longer after the facility’s name officially changed in the hope of attracting and retaining staff.

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Aged Care Nursing - ABC Radio with Steve Austin

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QLD Nurses: Union claims nursing sector in crisis as graduates finish training unable to do basic tasks

Nursing Student

Jackie Sinnerton, The Sunday Mail (Qld) 24 November

The ‘dumbing down’ of nursing degrees has been blamed as students nearing the end of their training struggle to perform even the most basic tasks like calculating medication doses and taking blood pressure.

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Communication Survey

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Does NPAQ have the right to enter workplaces?

Right of Entry

NPAQ has never actually had a problem in practice in this area, however the answer is “yes” and “no”.

As an "unregistered" Trade Union under the Fair Trade Act, NPAQ have nearly the same workplace rights as a "registered" Trade Union.  There are four differences, which we set out in NPAQ’s submission to the recent Senate Enquiry into the Integrity Bill.

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