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New South Wales - Nursing and Midwifery
The NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy (the Strategy) was developed as a result of the NSW State Government commitment in 2001 to increase the number of Aboriginal nurses and midwives in rural and remote NSW, and to improve career development opportunities for Aboriginal employees working in the public health system. The Strategy works in collaboration with NSW Local Health Districts to increase and sustain the number of Aboriginal people in the nursing and midwifery workforce.
The Strategy aims to improve Aboriginal health by providing opportunities for Aboriginal people to gain education and employment in nursing and midwifery. Providing career opportunities can make an enormous impact on the health of Aboriginal communities. Aboriginal people need Aboriginal nurses and midwives working in their local hospitals, community health centres and in senior management positions, for health to improve.
The Strategy provides support through cadetships and undergraduate scholarships to Aboriginal people undertaking nursing or midwifery at an undergraduate level. Post graduate scholarships are also provided to registered Aboriginal nurses and midwives for further professional and career development.
The cadetships offer a study allowance, a book allowance, clinical support and mentoring also includes a paid 12 week work placement at a NSW Health facility of your choice. On successful completion of both the cadetship and studies a position is offered in the Transition to Professional Practice program.
The outcomes of the Strategy will ensure that there is a competent and culturally safe workforce to meet the needs of Aboriginal people, so that all Aboriginal people can enjoy a longer, healthier life, free from disease and illness.
Aspen Medical is an Australian-owned, multi award-winning, global provider of guaranteed and innovative healthcare solutions across a diverse range of clients in the Defence, Mining, Oil and Gas, Government and Humanitarian sectors.
We are a world leader in the delivery of healthcare solutions in any setting, particularly those that are remote, challenging or under-resourced. Our focus on the final outcome is unique in the outsourced healthcare market anywhere around the world. We offer you a tailored and flexible service wherever it is needed – from a single paramedic to a full-spectrum solution involving a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, ambulances, medical facilities, equipment, consumables, pharmacy products, procedures and aero-medical evacuation services including the company’s own aviation assets.
Aspen Medical’s subsidiary, Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC), was established in 2008 and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme: Stronger Futures Northern Territory to “address persistent challenges to accessing primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in the Northern Territory”.
In summary, RAHC is a program designed to increase the pool of urban-based health professionals available for work in Indigenous communities by attracting, recruiting and orienting them and then providing ongoing support and training to successfully assist the health professional to make the transition to remote practice.
Edith Cowan University
ECU offers a range of unique specialist undergraduate and postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery courses. Our renowned undergraduate Nursing program is the largest in WA, while our Nursing and Midwifery dual degree program offers an innovative and broad study approach for entry into the field of nursing and midwifery. All of our courses provide students with access to state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities, featuring demonstration and clinical practice wards, health simulations that encourage scenario-based learning, and practicum placements with a range of health providers.
ECU also offers strong academic leadership in the fields of nursing and midwifery postgraduate studies, with research programs that are built upon a collaboration of world-class researchers, industry leaders and clinical experts with strengths in the areas of workforce, health services, and translational research. At ECU, we firmly believe that with the right support, everyone can achieve their ambitions.
The Flinders University School of Nursing & Midwifery was established in 1975 and was the first university in South Australia to offer nursing education in the tertiary sector. The School is internationally recognised for its high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs and is ranked in the top 100 in the world for nursing in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject. Flinders nursing research is ranked above world standard in the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia rankings and is home to the only International Council of Nurses (ICNP) Research and Development Centre in Australia and outside of Europe.
Since 1987, HESTA has been serving those working in the health and community services sector.
For more than 25 years we’ve been working to inform you about your options — so you can live well in retirement.
We now have more than 800,000 members and $33 billion in assets.
With HESTA’s solid history of strong long-term returns, a focus on super education and access to limited financial advice, we help you take an active role in building your savings for retirement.
We talk to you in plain language, using real-life examples that are relevant to your life and experiences.
As an industry super fund, HESTA has low fees and exists only to benefit you.
And, with client relationship managers, superannuation advisers and member education managers in every state and territory, HESTA is a truly national fund.
For more information about HESTA, visit hesta.com.au or call us on 1800 813 327.
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Calvary Wakefield Hospital
Calvary Wakefield Hospital:
Our team of specialists are leaders in surgical, medical and orthopaedic care
One of SA’s largest providers of neurosurgical and spinal surgery
Cardiac centre of excellence
The only 24-hour private emergency department in Adelaide
Level 3 Intensive Care Unit staffed by highly experienced specialists
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. In this way, we contribute to 'closing the gap' in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.
The LIME Network is a dynamic network dedicated to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning of Indigenous health in medical education, as well as best practice in the recruitment and graduation of Indigenous medical students.
The LIME Network Program seeks to establish a continuing bi-national presence that encourages and supports collaboration within and between medical schools in Australia and New Zealand to support the development, delivery and evaluation of quality Indigenous health content in medical education with the aid of the CDAMS Indigenous Health Curriculum Framework and the Critical Reflection Tool (CRT).
It also seeks to build multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral linkages and to provide quality review, professional development, capacity-building; and advocacy functions. The LIME Network recognises and promotes the primacy of Indigenous leadership and knowledge.
LIME Connection VII - The Future of Indigenous Health Education: Leadership, Collaboration, Curriculum will be held from 4–7th April 2017 in Melbourne. More information is available at www.limenetwork.net.au