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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.