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Registered nursing at Anglicare

Anglicare Southern Queensland’s nurses provide quality healthcare and support to their clients and residents whilst working as part of an amazing clinical team

"I think it’s morally right and common sense that the first inhabitants of this land should be formally acknowledged in our Constitution through the Voice," (Jill Rylatt from St John’s, Hervey Bay in 2023)
Justice & Advocacy

Why I am voting “yes" in the referendum: Jill Rylatt

“In my experience, the best way to find out what’s working and what’s not is to ask the people who are receiving the services. The Voice will be an advisory body, and when it’s up and running Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members from the grassroots will be able to communicate via a direct avenue to Parliament about why ‘the gap’ isn’t closing and how best to close it,” says former nurse Jill Rylatt from St John’s, Hervey Bay


Palliative Care Week

Registered nurse Jennifer Hewett tells us about how she cared for a family member in her Gold Coast home with the support of Anglicare Southern Queensland’s palliative care team members: “They were there with us, hand in hand, explaining why things were happening and how we could better manage his symptoms”


International Nurses Day

“I feel real passionate about nursing and looking after people…I’ve got a great satisfaction of going home at the end of the day knowing that I’ve helped all my clients,” says Anglicare Southern Queensland registered nurse Rebecca from Roma

Justice & Advocacy

Why I am voting “yes” in the referendum: Sue Cooke

“In order to effectively close the health and life expectancy gap, Aboriginal peoples in rural and remote contexts need a culturally safe and reliable grassroots channel to communicate their unique needs. This is one of the reasons I will be voting ‘yes’ for the Voice to Parliament,” says Anglicare Southern Queensland CEO and registered nurse Sue Cooke


To Moldova with love

“The local Moldovans were Christians from different denominations. Their willingness to risk their lives for fellow Moldovans and Ukrainian refugees set a new bar for servant leadership. I was also inspired by how they banded together despite their theological or liturgical differences to focus on what was important – caring for others,” says Gold Coast nurse-paramedic and Christian Helen Zahos