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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The World Health Organisation has just verified that New Zealand has successfully eliminated endemic measles and rubella for the first time.
A research project is seeking to find out how culturally safe and prepared nurse educators feel to teach and support Māori nursing students.