Veteran nurse wrongly sacked, awarded $31k by ERA

A rest home nurse manager sacked over failing to keep some records up-to-date wins unjustifiable dismissal claim, reports New Zealand Herald.

Job hunting new grad nurses hope to be second-time lucky

Six months since graduating nearly 230 new nurses are still job hunting and have signed up for a second chance to win a place in a new graduate programme.

More than 12,500 reports of attacks on hospital staff

The New Zealand Herald reports  official information statistics showing hospital staff around the country have reported more than 12,500 attacks by patients and visitors since 2012.

Safe staffing shortfall leads to $1M boost in nursing staff

Safe staffing software confirming nursing shortages in some wards at Hawke’s Bay Hospital has led to a $1 million boost in nursing staff. The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has announced it will spend more...

NP numbers starting to soar

A more than 30 per cent leap in nurse practitioner numbers in the previous year was celebrated at the biannual Nurse Practitioners New Zealand conference at the weekend. 

MH nurses morale lowest for decades says PSA organiser

Morale amongst mental health nurses is at the lowest ebb since he began working in the sector more than 25 years ago, says mental health nurses organiser Ashok Shankar.

Mental health nursing shortages a ‘recipe’ for more acute bed closures

Nursing shortages have again caused acute mental health bed closures around the country – this time in the North Shore's only acute mental health unit – but unions report nurses in other centres working double shifts as vacancies take their toll.

Latest NZ heart research grants celebrated as Heart Foundation marks World Heart Day

Improving rheumatic heart disease care and understanding why mental illness affects the heart are some of the latest Kiwi research projects being celebrated by the Heart Foundation on World Heart Day.

Kiwi nurse-led trial finds aspirin doesn’t speed leg ulcer healing

A major nurse-led trial to see whether aspirin could aid the healing of the often painful and disabling venous leg ulcers has found it made no impact.

New pressure injury guide launched

New guiding principles for preventing pressure injuries launched last week are part of a wider project including developing a national approach to reporting pressure injuries.

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