Posts by Healthcare HQ

The cracks in Australia’s aged care workforce

In a 2017 report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, over one in seven Australians were aged 65 years and over. Australia undoubtedly has, like so many other Western countries, an ageing population. It comes as no surprise then that the number of Australians receiving home care has been steadily rising in the…

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Self-care for caregivers

Written by: Melanie Wong Hospitals are always open, regardless of whether it is 2pm in the afternoon or 2am in the morning. They have to be, of course, because health problems wait for no one, but when you dig a little deeper, what does this constant state of being ‘switched on’ mean for those giving…

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A Day In The Life: In Conversation with RN Padraig

Written by: Melanie Wong Australia. Our country is well known for its beaches, summer vibes and strange and dangerous creatures. But does this same stereotype apply to the experiences of those working here? Australia has long been known as a multicultural country, and this diversity is most noticeable when Australians travel to other countries, where…

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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety

Written by: Melanie Wong Published by: Jay Lee Nursing homes first appeared in the mid 20th Century and have only become more common in the 21st Century; as family roles have shifted over time and a larger percentage of the population is now contributing to the workforce, the ability of some families to look after…

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Superannuation for Nurses

Written by: Melanie Wong Published by: Jay Lee Letters to ourselves. In an age of digital technology, letter writing has become a thing of the past yet some of you may find yourselves discovering a folded piece of paper from a decade ago, addressed to the you of today. Whether it be from 12 year…

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Duty Calls

Written by: Melanie Wong Published by: Helen Le Monday blues, ‘Hump’ day, TGIF. These are phrases that have become a large part of the modern vocabulary. But while everyone has heard of them before, not everyone is able to reap the benefits of a five-day working week. ‘Duty calls’ is an expression that undoubtedly shapes…

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Benefits of having a Mentor

Written by Helen Le Do you have a mentor at work? If not, we encourage you to consider seeking a mentor: someone you look up to, someone who genuinely looks out for your best interests, someone who you can turn to in troubling times or perhaps to just offer a non-judgemental listening ear. Nursing Mentors can…

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HHQ Staff Profile: Allen

Written by Helen Le Allen is an international student from Hong Kong completing a Bachelor of Nursing degree here in Australia. Allen is excitedly applying for New Graduate RN positions and we certainly keep our fingers and toes crossed for him! Throughout Allen’s study, he wisely chose to join Healthcare HQ as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) to…

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How To: Survive the Night Shift

Written by Helen Le Nurses may choose to opt for night shifts for many reasons, for instance, they may be wanting more time during the day, are attracted by the penalty pay rates or desire a calmer environment and a more reduced workload. Despite these perks, it is a no-brainer that night shifts can be…

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