District health boards are employing more nurses than budgeted for – according to the latest statistics – but DHB budgets don’t reflect actual patient need, says the nurses’ union.
Their mental health nurse daughter goes to work ‘no matter what’ to be spat on, punched and verbally abused, say the parents of one of the ‘Nurse Florences’ behind the social media forum New Zealand, Hear Our Voice.
Former speaker of the house Professor Margaret Wilson is to chair the independent panel hoping to break the pay talks stalemate between nurses and district health boards.
Nurse Cheryl Hanham says she ready to strike for the third time in her 30 plus years of nursing if that’s what it takes to “future proof” the career she loves.
Frustrated, wet and undervalued nurses are rallying nationwide in a campaign that the nurses’ union says will continue regardless of an expected announcement this week on the Prime Minister’s panel proposal.
A rural new graduate programme and a workforce stocktake are on the agenda for Rural Nurses New Zealand, who today announced their partnership with the Rural General Practice Network.