Nurses’ wellbeing and safety missing in mental health inquiry report

Nurses’ union NZNO welcomes the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry report but says with increasing violence against staff the reported needed a greater focus on workforce issues.

New CEO wants Nursing Council to keep being flexible and forward-focused

The Nursing Council’s newly appointed CEO says she intends to build on the work of retiring CEO and keep nursing regulation “connected and relevant” to everyday nursing.

Ninety-year-old type 1 diabetes patient may be world-beater

Aucklander Winsome Johnston was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age six – just over a decade after life-saving insulin was first used. Eighty-four inspirational years later the former nurse may be the world’s longest surviving Type 1 diabetic.

Nursing Council chair becomes its new CEO

Catherine Byrne has stepped down as Nursing Council chair so she can step into her new position as the council’s chief executive and registrar.

Underfunding behind unprecedented Family Planning and care coordination nurses’ strike action

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.

Bumper number of mid-year RN grads get jobs – ENs less lucky

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.

Mental health nurse suffers 2nd degree burns after patient throws boiling water over her

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.

New chief nurse humbled and excited

The country’s new chief nursing officer Margareth Broodkoorn tells Nursing Review she is humbled and excited at her appointment and at being able to bring the strengths of her bicultural Māori and Dutch heritage to the role.

Nursing leaders congratulate new chief nurse

The appointment of a ‘strong, knowledgeable and gracious’ leader as the new Chief Nursing Officer has been welcomed as a ‘bold’ and ‘exciting’ choice by the country’s nursing organisations.

Iwi nurses back at work after first ever strike action

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.

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It’s not often you get to screen a patient for diabetes then have a heart-to-heart about why at, the age of 20, they are in prison… But that’s just a run-of-the-mill appointment for a Corrections nurse, says Sarah Nabizada, the clinical team leader at Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF).