Rockhampton COVID-19 nurse says she’s been made a scapegoat
Today, NPAQ Secretary Cath Seaver wrote to the Minister for Health seeking free parking for QLD nurses and health professionals.Read more
Article Written by Stephen Lunn, Social Affairs Editor, The Australian on 3 March, 2020
The elderly will be particularly at risk in the event of a widespread outbreak of the coronavirus, with aged-care homes unable to cope, a nurses’ group has warned.
The Nurses Professional Association of Queensland is also worried aged-care nurses have received no specific training or advice from the government on how to handle the coronavirus.
NPAQ has the right to represent QLD Nurses
Before you get too excited about the Margaret Gilbert case, we have won the opening round, but it clearly establishes that NPAQ has the right to represent you because NPAQ is an industrial association (a trade union), the same as the legacy nurses union.Read more
Katrina Grace Kelly (ne Grace Collier) feature writer for the Saturday Australian had this to say about NPAQ ...
When it comes to understanding unions and industrial relations, the Coalition suffers a natural disadvantage due to the large numbers of lawyers in its ranks.
Generally speaking, the legal approach is managerial and remote, emotionally inhibited and politically off-kilter. The answer to every workplace relations problem is always another law because what the world needs is more legal people, writing long indignant letters to each other, containing threats of injunction applications, and other expensive and unhelpful procedures.Read more
Confession may be good for the soul but sometimes not so good for an employee.
The old saying, ‘nobody talks, everybody walks’ holds some truth. As a rule of thumb, there is never a need to volunteer for interviews or to give evidence.Read more
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.
A new model of care has been developed in the Netherlands called ‘Buurtzorg’ meaning ‘neighbourhood care’.
The Buurtzorg method has three aims:
- better care for patients,
- happier staff and
- lower costs.
Payroll bungle: Retired nurse sued over long service pay
A retired nurse, who worked in public hospitals for almost 50 years, is being sued by Queensland Health over a miscalculated long-service leave payment they admit was a “system error”.
DAN KNOWLES, PETER GLEESON, Exclusive, The Courier-Mail September 29, 2019
THE State Government is suing a retired intensive care nurse for $40,000 in bungled long service leave payments despite Queensland Health admitting the mistake was a result of its own “system error”.Read more