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 Manage & Prioritise Tasks as a Nurse

Written by Natalie Sarmiento As we get into the groove of January and all that the new year brings, it’s important to reflect upon work and establish a good work flow, especially as many people return to their jobs after the busy holiday period. Working in the healthcare industry is often one that is demanding, […]

‘Tis The Holiday Season!

Written by Natalie Sarmiento  It’s officially December and we are reaching the tail end of the year which means one thing… It’s almost Christmas! This marks a very busy season, especially for those within the healthcare industry with a surge in shifts and a demand for even more work during the holidays. As such, it […]

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.

All About Mental Health Month 2023

Written by Natalie Sarmiento In the month of October in NSW, Mental Health Month is celebrated, reminding us of the importance of mental health & wellbeing and the steps we can take to maintain good health within these areas. The 2023 theme is “We all have a role to play” which promotes the significance of […]

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 […]

Top Nursing Tips for Stress Management

With the first quarter of 2023 drawing to a close, it’s important to find some time for yourself to help recharge and reflect on the year thus far. Taking a break from working life in the healthcare setting is necessary for your wellbeing. Whether that is going outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, catching up with […]

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. 

Staying safe on public transport during COVID-19

Written by: Melanie Wong For many Australians, working from home has become the norm of 2020. But for some workers, this isn’t an option; essential workers such as healthcare staff and those who work in grocery stores have not been given the luxury of WFH. While it is recommended by NSW transport to avoid public […]

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