planning move from uk to australia

  1. I am a psychiatric nurse planning to move from england to melbourne,australia i would be gratrful to hear from anyone who has or currently works in this area
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  3. by   edeverges
    Quote from johno
    I am a psychiatric nurse planning to move from england to melbourne,australia i would be gratrful to hear from anyone who has or currently works in this area
    i know you do not need any competition,but i would love to move to darwin or perth. however i think i would have a hard time immigrating from the usa. i would imagine that it is easier for someone from the uk to move to australia. but if you have any tips you would be willing to share i woudl appreciate it.
  4. by   talaxandra
    I don't work in psych, but I do work in Melbourne - excellent choice, come on down!
    PS And welcome to allnurses
  5. by   edeverges
    Quote from talaxandra
    I don't work in psych, but I do work in Melbourne - excellent choice, come on down!
    PS And welcome to allnurses
    talaxandra thanks for the information. reght now my son is in Sidney for the new year celebrations after spending a couple of weeks in Darwin and the surrounding area. he has led me to believe that australia does not want me as a ciotizen because i am over 45. do you know anyone that has migrated to Melbourne? i was also wanting to know if there are any ( what we call in the united states - " Assisted Living" facilities? FACILITIES that provide 24 hour supervision for individuals that only need assistance with basic activities of daily living, i.e., eating, ambualtion, etc.
  6. by   talaxandra
    edeverges, I don't know about the age requirement - have you checked the sticky? We certainly do have special accomodation hostels, for people who are ambulant but need supervision and low-level care, which is what the assisted living facilities sound like.
  7. by   edeverges
    Quote from talaxandra
    edeverges, I don't know about the age requirement - have you checked the sticky? We certainly do have special accomodation hostels, for people who are ambulant but need supervision and low-level care, which is what the assisted living facilities sound like.
    i am not sure what you mean by the sticky but if you mean did i read your coffee attachment - yes i did a good message for life.i hope i did not miss some other attachment. it must be getting pretty late your time. i do appreciate your comments about the special accommodation hostel. that is exactly what i wanted to learn about. thanks for telling me the proper terminology.
  8. by   talaxandra
    A 'sticky' is a flagged thread that's 'stuck' to the top of the relevant board - in this case the Antipodean section. It has a lot of interesting information, particularly about employment conditions etc
    It is indeed getting late - it's 04:05. I'm on nights, and fortunately it's a very pleasant night
  9. by   edeverges
    Quote from talaxandra
    A 'sticky' is a flagged thread that's 'stuck' to the top of the relevant board - in this case the Antipodean section. It has a lot of interesting information, particularly about employment conditions etc
    It is indeed getting late - it's 04:05. I'm on nights, and fortunately it's a very pleasant night
    curious to know if you work with many other nurses. in the states i am afraid my peers would not appreciate my spending much time on the computer. i think is is great especailly on a pleasant night.
  10. by   talaxandra
    I work on a thirty-two bed mixed medical specialty ward in an acute tertiary hospital. We currently have four beds closed because we don't have enough staff to meet the nurse/patient ratio, so that's seven patients for four nurses.
    We usually get really busy around Christmas/New Year, but the ward's really pleasant at the moment - nobody's particularly sick, and we haven't had a transplant in over a week. There are six internet-accessible computers on the ward, two at the main desk (which is where I'm sitting). In between checking allnurses I'm proofing my thesis and playing games - of course, all this comes after checking on my patients and performing their care
    One of my colleagues is on a tea break, and the nurse in charge tonight is playing elf bowling on the computer one desk over.
    It's rarely like this, so we're all enjoying the uncharacteristic change of pace
  11. by   edeverges
    Quote from talaxandra
    I work on a thirty-two bed mixed medical specialty ward in an acute tertiary hospital. We currently have four beds closed because we don't have enough staff to meet the nurse/patient ratio, so that's seven patients for four nurses.
    We usually get really busy around Christmas/New Year, but the ward's really pleasant at the moment - nobody's particularly sick, and we haven't had a transplant in over a week. There are six internet-accessible computers on the ward, two at the main desk (which is where I'm sitting). In between checking allnurses I'm proofing my thesis and playing games - of course, all this comes after checking on my patients and performing their care
    One of my colleagues is on a tea break, and the nurse in charge tonight is playing elf bowling on the computer one desk over.
    It's rarely like this, so we're all enjoying the uncharacteristic change of pace
    i really like to hear from other nurses about their work. hope your thesis is going well.
  12. by   johno
    [QUOTE=talaxandra]I don't work in psych, but I do work in Melbourne - excellent choice, come on down!
    PS And welcome to allnurses [/Q
  13. by   edeverges
    [QUOTE=johno]
    Quote from talaxandra
    I don't work in psych, but I do work in Melbourne - excellent choice, come on down!
    PS And welcome to allnurses [/Q
    there is a great link listing contacts for australia and new zealand. i also learned that the cost of boards varies from area to area and that new south wales may be the cheapest. approx. 45- australian currrency. but you may already be that far ahead of me already.

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