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If you've seen an issue that concerns you and it actually affects Nurses, we'd love for you to get in touch.

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Health Contact Centre staff left in the dark

Department of Health business case for
significant change: Phase 1

On 9 April 2021, Dr John Wakefield Director-General...

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New branch secretary for the Royal Brisbane Hospital

Introducing Jean Halpin, NPAQ Branch Secretary for the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

 

Jean has been a Registered Nurse for...

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New Branch Secretary for Gold Coast Private Hospital

Introducing Melissa Ball, NPAQ Branch Secretary for the Gold Coast Private Hospital.

 

Melissa received her first...

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Graduate Nurses seeking placement

By Phill Tsingos, NPAQ Treasurer

I receive many emails from new nurses anxious and disheartened by their inability to...

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Untold stories of Aboriginal Queensland nurses or midwives from the 1890s to 1950s.

 

An investigation into the hidden histories of Aboriginal nurses and midwives is the focus of a new research project.

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QNMU litigation against NPAQ

NPAQ recently received a letter of demand from QNMU’s lawyer regarding our advertising and our lawyers have replied...

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NPAQ take aim at bullying in QLD Hospitals

NPAQ has taken aim at the Townsville Hospital and Health Service for what it believes is a “systematic” and...

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Welcome NPAQ Branch Secretaries

 

NPAQ has been busy onboarding new Branch Secretaries and Delegates throughout QLD. 

 

We would like to introduce...

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National Taskforce issues guidance on CPR during the pandemic

Healthcare workers and trained first aid responders are being urged not to delay commencing cardiopulmonary...

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EB11 Postponed

 

A lot has happened this year, there’s no denying that. Part of what we were looking forward to this year was...

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PPE Fit Testing in QLD Hospitals

 

Last week NPAQ’s State Secretary spoke to ABC about the importance of PPE fit testing for nurses after discovering...

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How are we dealing with COVID-19?

 

NPAQ encourages all our members, at all times, to keep your knowledge around COVID 19 up to date.

You may not be...

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In this village people with dementia can stay independent

 

If anyone were able to wander in off the street at the Korongee Village in Tasmania, everything would seem both...

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Rockhampton Nurse Cleared Of All Allegations

 

On 27 May 2020, our President, Phill Tsingos went public to defend our Rockhampton member who was being thrown...

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COVID-19 Testing

 

Last week the Australian Medical Association QLD (AMAQ) survey revealed:

-          That medics fear that patients...

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AHPRA silence health professionals

 

On 2 September AHPRA released a statement reminding health practitioners to be aware of their obligations on Social...

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Say what they will - the truth is on our side

 

We have certainly become a thorn in the side to the QNMU and the Labor Government they support. Because they charge...

 

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PPE Crisis - NPAQ has a solution

 

Since starting the petition, the NPAQ has been contacted by two suppliers who are able to provide N95 masks, COVID-19 testing kits and hand sanitiser.

We have still heard nothing from the Health Minister...

 

Rockhampton Nurse Exonerated

Now here is the good news. We have been advised that our member has been completely exonerated.

- At all times she acted under management instructions.

- She breached no workplace protocols.

- She did not cause the death of the young man in Blackwater.

- She did not lie as she was accused by the Deputy Premier.

- She was not reckless and dishonest as accused in the media by the local Labor Member, Brittany Lauger MP.

In short, she was set up for political purposes and made a scapegoat of, which is disgraceful. She is owed a public apology by the QLD Government.

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The Nurses' Professional Association of Queensland (NPAQ) is an industrial association of employees, (an unregistered trade union) whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment. We are a non-party political alternative to the QNMU. Our membership fees are up to $268 lower and we provide all the same services, plus an optional online CPD product.