Victorian Healthcare Week 2020 Blog » Healthcare Workforce

Solving the Looming Nurse Shortage

By: Hospital and Healthcare

The economic cost of low retention rates in nurses further impacts the healthcare sector, with more nurses also required in leadership, administration and management positions. Key areas where lower attrition rates could increase the workforce pool are student nurses, graduate nurses and early-career nurses. The following is an exploration of how a specific group of student, graduate and early career nurses could be part of the answer, especially considering the acute need for professionals in community and primary health care and the aged-care sector.

Attracting (and keeping) Australia's rural health workers

By: Dr Catherine Cosgrave, Research Fellow, Rural Health Workforce, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne

Supporting more health workers to remain in rural and remote Australian communities is about helping them settle in socially, as well as professionally.