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Cook Islands nurse appointed WHO Chief Nurse

Another nurse with New Zealand connections has been appointed to a world-leading role with the announcement that Cook Island' nurse leader Elizabeth Iro is WHO's new chief nurse.

Survey finds rural nurses educated, experienced and older

The majority of rural nurses have undergone postgraduate study, are very experienced and face difficulties getting their patients to a base hospital, according to a recent survey.

HDC criticises nurses’ failure to monitor newborn’s fluids and IV line

A newborn faced having plastic surgery on her arm after failures in IV nursing care and a registrar over-prescribed IV fluids, a Health and Disability Commissioner inquiry has found.

Mental health inquiry petition presented: union reports many crisis teams near collapse

A 30,000 strong petition was presented to Parliament today, to mark World Mental Health Day, with a call for the new government to commit to a mental health inquiry.

Mental health service and nurses criticised over death of patient

Nurses' failure to call for a weekend review of a deteriorating mental health and addiction patient is one of the criticisms in a Mental Health Commissioner inquiry into the patient's death.

Obesity awareness: childhood growth charts go electronic

South Island children's growth records have gone electronic. And also on the way is a mobile interactive growth chart to help parents monitor whether their child's growth is healthy or unhealthy.

WHO verifies New Zealand has eliminated measles and rubella

The World Health Organisation has just verified that New Zealand has successfully eliminated endemic measles and rubella for the first time.

Nurse educators: culturally safe in the classroom?

A research project is seeking to find out how culturally safe and prepared nurse educators feel to teach and support Māori nursing students.

Waikato DHB CEO resigns over expenditure breaches

Waikato DHB CEO Dr Nigel Murray has resigned after a special meeting today heard the outcome of an investigation into his expenses. The New Zealand Herald's Natalie Akoorie reports on the background.

Veteran nurse wrongly sacked, awarded $31k by ERA

A rest home nurse manager sacked over failing to keep some records up-to-date wins unjustifiable dismissal claim, reports New Zealand Herald.
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