45% of Nursing Home Staff Still Unvaccinated Against COVID-19

Data shows challenge of keeping the coronavirus out of facilities. In the nation’s nursing homes, an average of only 55 percent of workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to new federal data, even though these long-term care facilities have witnessed massive carnage from the pandemic, including almost 135,000 COVID-19 deaths among residents and staff. Vaccination rates […]

Low Pay, Bad Working Conditions, COVID Burnout Spark Likely Global Nursing Shortage

GENEVA – The International Council of Nurses warned Thursday that the world was facing a nursing crisis and could expect a significant shortage — perhaps a reduction by half — in the global nursing workforce of 27 million in the next few years. The council said its latest survey of 64 national nursing associations found […]


Cheltenham-headquartered Envivo Group has expanded with the acquisition of a specialist nursing care provider based in Wales. Crusader Medical Care provides care for those with highly acute, complex care needs and challenging behaviours, including mental illness and acquired brain injury. It employs more than 100 staff members and operates two care homes in the Cardiff […]

End of year start for new 50-bed nursing unit

The HSE has said it hopes to start work on the new 50-bed Community Nursing Unit in Clonbrusk to replace St Vincent’s Care Centre in Athlone towards the end of 2021, it’s been revealed – which if it comes to pass represents a big breakthrough for this major project. The latest news emerged following the […]

‘A fantastic opportunity’ – Work to start on new Norfolk nursing school

Work is set to start soon on a new school of nursing in west Norfolk. The £600,000 facility will be run at the College of West Anglia in partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in King’s Lynn. Mick Ward Demolition is about to begin demolishing the print room at the college to make space […]

Jersey to offer on-island mental health nursing degree

A new degree launched in Jersey will allow mental health nurses to complete their studies without leaving the island. The three-year Bachelors degree will be awarded by the University of Chester. Students will be taught by nursing tutors on the island and will complete their clinical practice in Jersey’s hospital and community settings. Chief Nurse […]