Industrial action underway by needs assessment nurses and a planned 24 hour strike by Family Planning nurses are due to eroding pay rates through inadequate funding of the not-for-profit health sector, argue unions.
More than 80 per cent of mid-year registered nurse graduates had jobs by the end of September a graduate survey has revealed – but only half of the enrolled nurse graduates.
A nurse at Christchurch's acute mental health hospital was left with second-degree burns when a patient threw a cup of boiling water over her, reports the New Zealand Herald.
Striking primary health nurses and health care assistants employed by iwi provider Ngāti Porou Hauora were back on duty after striking for 24 hours over their longstanding pay parity claim.
A report on options for employing all nursing graduates – including enrolled nurses – is ‘on track’ to be presented to the Health Minister by November 30. Also on track are DHBs plans to employ nearly 400 of the extra 500 funded nursing staff.
Angela de Zwart of Auckland has taken out this year’s Robyn Carr Cup for Excellence in Nursing Informatics.
A registered nurse is the lead navigator in a new Whanganui health and sports partnership aiming to get overweight elective hip and knee surgery candidates ‘Fit for Surgery, Fit for Life’.