Leading With Heart: Angela Thwaites’ Inspiring Journey of Empowerment and Excellence

This past International Women’s Day, we shine a spotlight on one of the remarkable women in our Lumia Care family: Angela Thwaites, the visionary behind Healthcare HQ. Angela’s journey from a high-acuity specialist nurse to the founder of a leading nursing agency showcases a unique blend of compassion, innovation, and leadership that has significantly impacted the healthcare recruitment industry.

How To Get Involved In Movember 2023

The month of November is the month to commemorate and partake in Movember – a time to recognise and celebrate men’s health around the globe. The month encourages men to grow moustaches and participate in activities to raise awareness about men’s health issues. Whilst the month is encouraging for men to participate, there are still a plethora of ways for all people to join in and promote the physical and mental wellbeing of men.

Feature: Nursing Life With Liam Caswell

We are now in the midst of May and what better way to kick off the second half of the month then to list all of the things that we are grateful for thus far. Today we are grateful for support networks and the people we surround ourselves with. As a nursing agency, Healthcare HQ […]

How to make the most of summer as an agency nurse

Summer is officially upon us, and Australian summers in particular are known for being some of the best in the world. And with the La Nina potentially easing off this year, there’ll hopefully be plenty of sunny days you can spend outdoors, whether you’re at the beach or enjoying a bushwalk. As an agency nurse, you can use your flexible schedule to your advantage and organise shifts around days and times of the day you’d like to spend outside.

Wellness: not just a buzzword

Wellness - not just a buzzword

October is Mental Health Month, a time where words like “wellness,” “wellbeing” and “self-care” become hot topics in workplaces and on social media. But how often have you stopped to consider what these practices actually are, and more importantly, how they can help you?

How to get involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness

The McGrath Foundation estimates that approximately 57 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia every day in 2022, with 20 640 having already been diagnosed so far. Although there have been significant advancements in research and treatment in recent years, raising awareness of the impacts of this disease for those diagnosed and their loved ones still remains important. 

Tips for your first day at a new facility as an agency nurse

An agency nurse at Healthcare HQ is required to work at multiple facilities in the Sydney metro region to best support our clients and their patients. And whether you’re an AIN about to walk into your very first nursing shift, or an RN with years of agency nursing experience, your first day at a new facility is always a little daunting.

Feature: Australia’s chronic skills crisis: The jobs we need to fill, but can’t

Angela was recently interviewed and featured in an article for Yahoo Business.  Angela Thwaites runs a boutique nursing recruitment firm in Sydney. Even at the best of times, she might find herself one or two nurses shy of being able to fully meet demand. That was before the pandemic. These days, she’s facing a candidate drought […]

How Healthcare HQ attract high quality RNs with very low turnover

written by: Melanie Wong This is the question that all our clients want to know. How exactly does HHQ attract such high-quality RNs? And how do we keep them? Well, we’re here to share five of our secrets with you. 1. Referrals Referrals are as good as gold in this industry. At HHQ, we believe […]

Australia faces an increase in unemployment rate amidst COVID-19

Written by: Melanie Wong COVID-19 means that job losses have been tough on everybody and it doesn’t help that Australia is in its first recession in 30 years. While the Australian government has implemented programs such as JobSeeker and JobKeeper, Australia’s unemployment rates have slowly inched upwards. Even though restrictions have been easing nationwide (except […]

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