Opinion: A nurse’s mum and dad – keep our nurses’ safe ‘no matter what’

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.

Nurse impasse panel announced – recommendations mid-May

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.

Rallying nurse ready to strike for third time if needed

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.

Former Plunket Nurse and Matron turns 100

Centenarian Jeanie McRae started her nursing career as a cycling Plunket Nurse and went on to become matron of Rotorua's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, reports the Te Awamutu Courier.

PM’s nurse pay impasse proposal given green light

The nurses’ union has given a green light for the Prime Minister’s pay impasse proposal but a strike ballot is still likely to start next week.

Nurses ‘Black Friday’ rallies

The #HealthNeedsNursing rallies are gaining momentum with four rallies planned for tomorrow’s Black Friday from Whangarei in the north to Dunedin in the South.

Announcement on PM nurses’ pay impasse proposal expected this week

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.

Rural Nurses working party form partnership with RGPN

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.

Mental health nurses pay talks in the wings

Violence in the workplace along with pay and “terrible” staff shortages are on the agenda of PSA mental health nurses pay talks that are yet to receive or reject an offer from district health boards.

Nurses wary of mould concerns in Middlemore

Concern about fungal spores in Middlemore Hospital’s mouldy buildings has prompted the nurses’ union to seek air quality data as concerns continue about Middlemore’s building problems. The Government recently approved an extra $11.5 million of...
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