QLD Nurses: Union claims nursing sector in crisis as graduates finish training unable to do basic tasks
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.Read more
NATASHA BITA, The Courier-Mail
September 22, 2019
A woman choked to death on her food, another was not bathed for two years and busy staff turned off call bells. These are just some of the contested allegations Queensland nurses will make to the Royal Commission into aged care abuse.
Queensland hospital boss Stephen Ayre sacked amid overcrowding crisis
Appointing NPAQ for Enterprise Agreement negotiations
Have you been advised that the Enterprise Agreement negotiations are underway at your workplace?
Then what happens...Read more
Congratulations to Brett Clarke who received 12 Months Membership reimbursed.
Brett joined NPAQ in July 2018 after seeing a number of media reports and interviews.
“I was impressed with how the association represents Nurses without any political agenda, which aligns with my values” he said.
Brett also found the NPAQ provide services at a much lower cost than the union matching exactly what he needs as a nurse working in health.
I wasted my money with the QNMU, I received no assistance, was brushed off and ended up resigning from my role due to inaction by management and the QNMU after lodging work load issues with the union” explained Brett.
A letter from the NPAQ President
An NPAQ member recently sent through a notification regarding NMBA looking into dis-endorsing RIPEN (Remote and Isolated Practice Endorsed Registered Nurse). The Registered Nurse was concerned that their current scope of practice will be weakened and devalued.
There are approximately 900 RIPEN endorsed nurses practicing in many places that have limited access to healthcare. These are Nurses who are devoted to these communities and want to improve the health outcomes of the people they serve.Read more