Nearly 70 per cent of aged care nurses are dissatisfied with their pay according to the New Zealand Aged Care Workforce Survey. And stress was the most common cause of work-related illnesses reported by both nurses and their managers.
Unions say health needs at least an extra $1.1 billion in the Budget if health care is not to go backwards. And a $2.3 billion boost for the health sector to regain the same spending power it had seven years ago.
Nurse practitioner training shouldn't still need to rely on goodwill and keep facing funding uncertainty, say NP training providers.
Eighteen graduates from the pilot fully-funded NP training programme are now registered and starting work as NPs – half of them in primary health care.
Nurses need to involve the whole family of Samoan heart risk patients for lifestyle changes to be made, says nurse researcher Tua Taueetia-Su’a who graduated with her PhD today.
GP practices will have dedicated mental health teams and all appointments relating to mental health issues will be free under a pilot programme being proposed by the Labour Party, reports New Zealand Herald political reporter Isaac Davison.