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July 10, 2019

Global Nurses United News Round-Up – July 9, 2019

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Below is a collection of links to news stories, provided by Global Nurses United, about nurses in other nations and how they are advocating for their patients. Australia https://www.9news.com.au/national/fake-doctors-to-face-tougher-sanctions/f8d205ca-c4fc-4644-948a-f38eadd81401 Headline:  Fake doctors to face tougher sanctions ….. Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-04/painful-wait-for-patients-double-shifts-darwin-hospital-staff/11279740 Headline: Surgeries put on hold, double shifts for staff as Darwin hospital overflows ….. Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-04/union-says-gun-brought-into-royal-adelaide-hospital/11277214 Headline: Gun brought to Royal Adelaide Hospital as violent incidents increase, union says ….. Australia https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/difficult-and-shocking-environment-nurses-rally-over-assault-20190702-p523a8.html Headline:  ‘Difficult and shocking environment’: nurses rally over assault ….. Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-02/ear-sliced-in-stabbing-attempted-murder-charge-after-shooting/11268576 Headline: Sydney news: Man’s ear severed in stabbing attack, attempted murder charges after shooting ….. Canada https://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/opinion-story/9488244-premier-ford-please-help-deliver-pharmacare/ Headline: Premier Ford, please help deliver pharmacare ….. Canada https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1210938/canicule-chaleur-hopital-chsld-air-climatise Titre: Réduire la chaleur intense dans les établissements de la santé Headline: Reduce the intense heat in health facilities ….. Canada https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/local-news/york-region-strikes-2-year-deal-with-nurses-union-1556553 Headline: York Region strikes 2-year deal with nurses’ union ….. Canada https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-election-third-party-advertising-1.5195311 Headline: Unions, businesses and lobby groups face new advertising limits ahead of Manitoba election ….. Canada https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/injuries-health-care-workers-long-term-care-1.5188909 Headline:  Why opioid crisis may be contributing to more injuries for long-term care workers ….. Canada https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2019/07/03/hundreds-rally-in-calgary-to-protest-bill-9-and-support-public-sector-workers-rights.html Headline: Hundreds rally in Calgary to protest Bill 9 and support public sector workers’ rights ….. Ireland https://www.premier.org.uk/News/World/The-Catholic-church-endorses-trafficking-awareness-training-for-nurses Headline:  The Catholic church endorses trafficking awareness training for nurses ….. Ireland https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/07/02/news/-we-have-not-taken-this-decision-lightly-new-union-chief-warns-balloting-for-northern-ireland-s-first-ever-nursing-strike–1653479/ Headline: Nursing union chief warns balloting for Northern Ireland’s first ever strike is imminent ….. Ireland https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/hospitals-deployed-official-last-resort-status-1600-times-this-year-933703.html Headline:  Hospitals deployed official ‘last resort’ status 1,600 times this year ….. Ireland https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2019/0701/1059390-patients-hospital-beds/ Headline: More than 7,300 patients admitted to hospital in June waited for bed – INMO ….. Ireland https://www.anglocelt.ie/news/roundup/articles/2019/07/01/4176342-nurses-victims-of-nearly-90-of-hospital-assaults/ Headline:  Nurses victims of nearly 90% of hospital assaults ….. Ireland https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/42-assaults-on-staff-in-Cork-hospital-group-dd497240-62d8-4796-ae0c-e73c88f9fba6-ds Headline: 42 assaults on staff in Cork hospital group ….. Ireland https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/almost-250-nurses-assaulted-in-hse-hospitals-in-first-half-of-year-1.3941767 Headline: Almost 250 nurses assaulted in HSE hospitals in first half of year ….. Ireland https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/nearly-7-400-patients-left-without-hospital-beds-in-june-inmo-says-1.3942784 Headline: Nearly 7,400 patients left without hospital beds in June, INMO says ….. Kenya https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/kirinyaga/Kirinyaga-doctors-strike-illegal-says-court/3444752-5182776-r93bo8/ Headline: Kirinyaga doctors’ strike illegal, Waiguru free to take action ….. New Zealand https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/113881330/waitangi-tribunal-recommends-new-independent-maori-health-authority Headline:  Waitangi Tribunal recommends new independent Māori health authority ….. New Zealand https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/113950123/mori-development-ministry-te-puni-kkiri-accused-of-failing-mori-and-breaching-treaty Headline: Māori Development Ministry, Te Puni Kōkiri, accused of failing Māori and breaching Treaty ….. Philippines https://youtu.be/JioNRMMp87Q Filipino: Balak na pagbawas sa overseas deployment ng Pinoy nurses inalmahan Headline: Push for reduction in overseas deployment of Pinoy nurses ….. Portugal https://www.rtp.pt/noticias/pais/medicos-e-enfermeiros-cumprem-segundo-dia-de-greve_a1158005 Título: Médicos e enfermeiros cumprem segundo dia de greve Headline: Doctors and nurses strike for a second day ….. South Africa https://www.iol.co.za/the-star/news/nursing-union-withdraws-workers-from-night-shift-duties-after-attack-28445704 Headline:  Nursing union withdraws workers from night shift duties after attack ….. South Africa https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/gauteng-nurses-ditch-uniform-in-protest-28728415 Headline:  Gauteng nurses ditch uniform in protest ….. South Africa https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-07-02-police-to-patrol-thokoza-clinic-but-denosa-members-afraid-to-work-night-shift/ Headline: Police to patrol Thokoza clinic but Denosa members afraid to work night shift ….. Spain https://www.antena3.com/noticias/sociedad/enfermeros-denuncian-cierre-12700-camas-hospitales-publicos-verano_201907015d19ffc00cf27fe1b55cf7dd.html Titular: Los enfermeros denuncian el cierre de 12.700 camas en los hospitales públicos en verano Headline: Nurses denounce the summer closure of 12,700 beds in public hospitals ….. Spain https://www.redaccionmedica.com/secciones/enfermeria/solo-hay-una-enfermera-por-cada-100-personas-en-las-carceles-espanolas-7223 Titular: Solo hay una enfermera por cada 100 personas en las cárceles españolas Headline: There is only one nurse for every 100 people in Spanish prisons ….. Spain https://www.noticiasdenavarra.com/2019/06/27/sociedad/navarra/satse-dice-que-el-boton-antipanico-solo-esta-operativo-en-11-centros Titular: Satse dice que el ‘botón antipánico’ “solo” está operativo en 11 centros Headline: Satse says the “panic button” is “only” operational in 11 centers ….. Spain https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/sevi-cerrado-vacaciones-solo-8-33-centros-salud-sevilla-abren-tarde-este-verano-201907030720_noticia.html Titular: Cerrado por vacaciones: Sólo 8 de los 33 centros de salud de Sevilla abren por la tarde este verano Headline: Closed for holidays: Only 8 of the 33 health centers in Seville are open during the afternoons this summer ….. Spain https://www.eldiadecordoba.es/cordoba/Satse-Consultas-Externas-verano-Cordoba_0_1369063344.html Titular: Satse alerta de que el cierre por la tarde de Consultas Externas afectará a 40.000 usuarios en Córdoba Headline: Satse warns that the afternoon closures of External Consultations will affect 40,000 users in Córdoba ….. Spain https://www.laopiniondemalaga.es/malaga/2019/06/28/enfermeria-uci-regional-pide-medios/1098475.html Titular: Enfermería de la UCI del Regional pide más medios para los cuidados de la oxigenación Headline: Nurses union at Regional ICU demands more support for oxygen care ….. Spain https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/3684224/0/satse-critica-planificacion-cierres-camas-area-sanitaria-oviedo/ Titular: Satse critica la planificación de los cierres de camas en el área sanitaria de Oviedo Headline: Satse criticizes the planned closure of beds in the health area of Oviedo ….. Spain https://www.zamora24horas.com/texto-diario/mostrar/1465665/satse-exige-mejoras-enfermeras-castilla-leon-nuevos-equipos-consejerias Titular: SATSE exige a los nuevos equipos de las Consejerías que implementen mejoras para las enfermeras de Castilla y León Headline: SATSE demands that new Council teams implement improvements for nurses in Castilla and León ….. United Kingdom/Global https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/08/gp-stop-nhs-privatisation-healthcare-movement Headline:  I’m a GP. To stop NHS privatisation, we need a global healthcare movement ….. United Kingdom https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/hospital/opening-of-new-childrens-hospital-delayed-to-protect-patients/7029609.article Headline: Opening of new children’s hospital delayed to ‘protect patients’ ….. United States https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/03/medicare-all-means-real-choice-one-health-card-good-anywhere-you-go Headline:  Medicare for All Means Real Choice: One Health Card, Good Anywhere You Go ….. United States https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/south-side-obgyn-unit-closing-amid-black-maternal-health-crisis/1951c5ac-8050-47ae-bca1-71060c7f8e83 Headline:  South Side OB/GYN Unit Closing Amid Black Maternal Health Crisis ….. United States https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2019/07/02/johns-hopkins-police-force-plan-protested-as-bill-takes-effect/ Headline:  Johns Hopkins police plan protested as bill takes effect ….. United States https://www.workers.org/2019/07/02/eastern-n-c-union-organizing-blitz-for-workers-rights/ Headline:  Eastern N.C. union organizing blitz for workers’ rights ….. United States https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Final-Public-Hearing-Scheduled-Wednesday-On-14068716.php Headline:  Final Public Hearing Scheduled Wednesday On Merger Of Health Care Systems In Napa County, State ….. United States https://patch.com/california/napavalley/proposed-napa-county-health-care-merger-nurses-express-concern Headline:  Proposed Napa County Health Care Merger: Nurses Express Concern ….. United States https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/proposed-st-joseph-adventist-health-partnership-draws-a-crowd-in/article_391dfd65-ad0c-5169-a528-ceeab47e4367.html Headline: Proposed St. Joseph-Adventist Health partnership draws a crowd in Calistoga ….. United States https://truthout.org/articles/wall-street-beware-the-public-banking-movement-is-coming-for-you/ Headline: Wall Street Beware: The Public Banking Movement Is Coming for You