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Lifesaving Between the Flags

Written by Melanie Wong Rapid response systems (RRS), such as Between the Flags or Early Warning Score, have become increasingly effective and common in hospitals since the 1990s. While they were first developed in Australia, RRS have now been placed into effect in other countries including the US and the UK due to their noticeably…

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ANZAC Day 2019: Tribute to the Nurses

Written by: Melanie Wong This year marks the centenary anniversary of the end of World War I or the Great War, which Australia and a host of another nations participated in. The story of the ANZAC soldiers is one that is well-known, but there is another side of the narrative; more than 3000 Australian women…

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Long shift? We’ve got you covered.

We all know the boredom and exhaustion that can accompany a long shift, especially if you’ve been standing on your feet for hours and finally take a seat – just to be called up again. Whether it’s a night shift and you’re struggling to keep your eyes open or it’s the middle of the day…

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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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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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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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HHQ Staff Profile: Maria

Being alone in a foreign country, studying and working can be intimidating. Nevertheless, the toughest journey is always the most rewarding. Maria commenced her casual employment with Healthcare HQ Nursing Agency in August 2015 as an AIN and to date, proudly remains on the team as one of HHQ’s most regularly placed AINs! Maria has…

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