News Feature

Celebrating our nurses

Amplar Health is part of the Medibank group. This feature was originally posted on the Medibank website. This is an excerpt only and the full feature can he viewed here.

On Sunday we will celebrate International Nurses Day, an important day in the calendar to reflect on the incredible impact our nurses have on patients’ lives and the health of our community.

At Medibank, we employ more than 600 nurses through our Amplar Health business who deliver care in the home, via telehealth, through apps, and by the bedside.

This year, the theme for International Nurses Day is ‘Our Nurses, Our Future’, an appropriate theme as we see the practice of nursing evolve and we embrace new care settings outside of hospitals. Traditionally nurses were always bedside in hospitals but now many are the clinical face behind the digital interaction patients may have on an app, the friendly face on the end of a video call or the comfort at a patient’s bedside in their very own home.

In celebration of Nurses Day, our CEO David Koczkar sat down with Amplar nurse Brett Robertson. Telehealth nurse Brett was working from his home in southern Queensland when Medibank customer Dianne called the Medibank 24/7 Nurse line from the other side of the country in Bunbury, WA. Dianne was in some serious trouble when she first spoke with Brett.

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