‘He king hit me’: Rates of violence against nurses on the rise

Former nurse Graham Levy has a 15cm hole in his stomach wall, limited movement in his neck, hearing loss and psychological injuries after being assaulted by a patient. And he is not alone, with the rate of violence against nurses increasing by 60 per cent in one state alone over the past three years.

‘Can’t afford to see a doctor’: Mackay hospitals record Qld’s highest increase in non-urgent cases

An increasing number of patients in Queensland's Mackay region are visiting the emergency department for prescriptions and minor medical issues.