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Remote Area Nurs­es Recog­nised for Excellence

20 Sep 2021

Outstanding Australian remote health professionals are being celebrated this September with the announcement of the 2021 CRANAplus Award Winners.

Calls for Nurse Prac­ti­tion­ers to be utilised in COVID vac­ci­na­tion roll-out

30 Jul 2021

A COALITION of peak nursing organisations is calling on National Cabinet today to include Australia’s highly-skilled nursing practitioner (NP) workforce in the COVID vaccination roll-out.

First past the post: Rur­al health work­ers must get ahead of the COVID vac­cine field

28 Jul 2021

In the race to protect the population from COVID, peak rural health bodies are united in their call for rural health workers to have priority access to COVID vaccines, as their risk of exposure…

Fed­er­al Region­al Health Min­is­ter Mark Coul­ton dis­cuss issues affect­ing remote health

2 Jun 2021

The meet­ing between Min­is­ter Coul­ton and CRANAplus was the ide­al oppor­tu­ni­ty to dis­cuss the recent­ly released 2021 – 22 Fed­er­al Bud­get ini­tia­tives tar­get­ing rur­al and remote health,…

Schol­ar­ship in mem­o­ry of Gayle Wood­ford is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in rur­al & remote communities

17 Mar 2021

March 23, 2021, marks five years since the tragic death of much-loved Remote Area Nurse (RAN) Gayle Woodford. It is also the fifth anniversary of a scholarship set up in Mrs Woodford’s memory, which…

Free 24/7 sup­port ser­vice offers a life­line to remote and rur­al health workers

17 Feb 2021

Remote and rural health workers make a difference to people’s lives every day, supporting those who may be at their lowest ebb, and keeping the communities in which, they live healthy and safe. But…

Decades of dedication

11 Dec 2020

This year, breaking tradition due to the challenges surrounding COVID-19 we present the 2020 CRANAplus awards to you digitally. The 2020 CRANAplus awards focus specifically on recognising remote…

Men­tal health sup­port avail­able for rur­al front­line nurses

17 Sep 2020

Health professionals in drought and bushfire-affected rural communities have access to extra resources to help them deal with the mental health fallout from these events. CRANAplus, the peak…

Blood dona­tion pol­i­cy mar­gin­alis­es minorities

17 Jun 2020

Australia’s blood donation policy marginalises minorities. CRANAplus and the Australian College of Nursing are calling for Australia to catch up with other OECD countries who have made it possible…

Gayle Wood­ford anniversary

23 Mar 2017

One year ago our colleague Gayle Woodford, was tragically murdered in the remote community where she worked and lived.
Our thoughts on this anniversary are with her family, friends and colleagues.

Remote health work­force safe­ty Its time for change

19 Jan 2017

CRANAplus, the peak professional body for Australia’s remote & isolated health workforce, today released their report into Workforce Safety and Security. The report is the first stage of a larger…

Roy­al Com­mis­sion into the juve­nile deten­tion sys­tem in the NT

26 Jul 2016

CRANAplus fully supports a Royal Commission into the Juvenile Detention system in the Northern Territory.

Lead remote health agency calls for zero tol­er­ance to violence

6 Apr 2016

​For three decades CRANAplus have been advocating for safe and secure work environments for the remote health workforce.

The recent tragic event of the murder of remote area nurse Gayle Woodford…

Remote health pro­fes­sion­al of the year announced

27 Oct 2014

During the 32nd CRANAplus Annual Conference Dinner, Judy Whitehead was announced as the recipient of this year’s Aurora Award.

Remote health work­ers use skills to fight Ebola

11 Oct 2014

​It has long been identified that clinicians who practice in the specialty of remote and isolated health in Australia, have the skills, knowledge and aptitude that International Humanitarian…