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New models of nursing care will provide solutions to the ageing population
The Intergenerational Report, released yesterday, predicts that Australia’s population is expected to climb to 39.8 million by 2060-61, a million more than the previous projections for 38.8 million released in 2021, and pass 40 million by 2063. Additionally, Australians are expected to live longer with life expectancies forecast to rise to 87 years for men and 89.5 years for women by 2062-63.
APNA honours two shining lights of primary health care nursing
A nurse who has spent decades bringing high quality, community-led healthcare to remote area Indigenous Australians and a social scientist and nursing professor who fundamentally changed the way primary health care (PHC) nurses provide vaccinations have both been recognised for their monumental contributions to PHC nursing in Australia.
Budget lays the groundwork for structural change in health care
The Federal Budget will strengthen Australia’s primary health care (PHC) system by addressing growing nursing shortages, seeing more nurses hired where they are needed, and better utilising the largest workforce in PHC of nearly 100,000 nurses to their full potential to reduce the pressure on the health system.
Celebrating 21 years of nursing impact - APNA marks a milestone in making Australia healthier by supporting primary health care nurses
When Primary Health Care (PHC) nurses needed a voice, when student nurses needed a reliable pathway to primary care placements, when rural communities urgently needed nurses to help tackle COVID, APNA was there.
Government must focus more on Australia’s primary health care needs
The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) has welcomed moves by the Morrison Government in tonight’s federal Budget to partly address the urgent issues faced by primary health care nurses when caring for the health needs of millions of Australians.
An open letter from APNA - All nurses deserve recognition
In the past week, the NSW and Victorian governments have announced bonus or retention payments for hospital nurses.
Nursing organisations condemn Morrison Government for failures in aged care
The country’s peak nursing organisations today stand together to condemn the Morrison Government for its failure to protect Australia’s nursing home residents, and the nurses and care workers doing their utmost in a sector that has been overwhelmed by COVID. And, at a time when the latest COVID outbreaks continue to claim lives in Australia’s nursing homes.
APNA and School Nurses Australia to amalgamate
The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) and School Nurses Australia (SNA) have agreed to amalgamate. The merged body will continue to be known as APNA. APNA Acting CEO Mitch Wall welcomed SNA members to APNA and said the amalgamation process would begin immediately.
New nursing data reveals life at the sharp end of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout
The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) has unveiled new data showing how nurses involved with the COVID vaccine rollout are faring.