The Cairns community is being encouraged to recognise the efforts of Queensland’s hardworking nurses today as part of International Nurses’ Day celebrations.

Rob Pyne, Member for Cairns, praised the important work of local nurses and said the Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting them in their roles.

“There are over 35,000 nurses in our great state and every day of the week, our nurses are working hard to provide the best possible care to Queenslanders.”


“Nurses are highly-skilled and specialised health professionals and they work in challenging conditions to make a positive difference to the lives of Queenslanders.”

“All of the nurses that I’ve met have shown great dedication and it’s great to have this opportunity to celebrate our local nursing champions.”

Pyne said the Palaszczuk Government is committed to rebuilding the state’s health workforce by creating new frontline nursing positions across the state over the next three years.

“This will re-focus Queensland’s health system on patient safety and provide patients the vital care they need sooner.”

“Our policies will ensure Queensland has a stable, highly-trained nursing workforce.”





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