Celebrating primary health care nurses

February 7, 2024 9:58 am in by

With the launch of the inaugural Primary Health Care Nurses Day today, 7 February 2024, COORDINARE is highlighting the important work of thousands of nurses working outside a hospital setting in South Eastern NSW. 

Prudence Buist, CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN said, “Primary Health Care Nurses Day is an opportunity to acknowledge primary health care nurses and how their work positively impacts the health and wellbeing of every Australian.” 

COORDINARE is celebrating the amazing work that nurses do through general practice, aged care, community, custodial, schools and a range of other primary health care settings.  

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The campaign ‘the anatomy of a primary health care nurse’, launched today by the Australian Primary Healthcare Nurse Association, points out how nurses operate, on a daily basis and how the variety of their role is a ‘complete body of work’. From prevention to ongoing care, these nurses play a pivotal role in Australia’s health.  

“Nurses are a vital part of primary health care teams and their capacity for empathy, guidance, education and problem solving is to be acknowledged. Many nurses have an important role in detecting and identifying issues and in helping to manage complex health challenges,” said Ms Buist. 

“We are also highlighting the many employment opportunities available for nurses in primary health care settings.