Bullying, abuse and suicide at Tauranga Hospital, RNZ investigation reveals

Accounts of chronic bullying and mistreatment of staff at Tauranga Hospital are reportedly being uncovered in an investigation into the suicides of two former nurses.

DHBs ‘optimistic’ but nurses wary of latest pay offer

The jury is out whether the DHBs’ third pay offer – which adds two extra pay steps for experienced nurses on top of the panel’s pay recommendations – will avert a strike.

First national nurses’ strike in nearly 30 years a step closer

As expected frustrated nurses have voted to strike on July 5 and July 12 unless a new pay offer – due today from the 20 district health boards – meets their pay and safe staffing concerns.

Panel recommendations seeking to “immediately alleviate” nurses’ stress

A boost to workforce funding to “immediately alleviate” the stress of current nursing workloads is amongst the safe staffing recommendations made by the Independent Panel.

Nurses say panel pay recommendations ‘a joke’ and call for ‘double digit’ pay rise

A strike could still be on the cards unless the DHBs step up their pay offer above today’s Panel recommendations, which nurses on social media are calling “a joke” and “pathetic”.

Last barrier removed to NPs completing paperwork on patient deaths

The barrier that stopped nurse practitioners’ being able to issue a death certificate but not sign a cremation certificate has now been removed.

Nurses’ pay panel final recommendations due as strike ballot closes

The final recommendations from the nurses’ pay panel – set up to try and prevent a winter strike – are due to be released a day before the strike ballot closes on Friday.

Entrenched attitudes about enrolled nurses still need addressing

Work is still needed to change some of the attitudes and myths in health leadership about the enrolled nurse role, says enrolled nurse national leader Leonie Metcalfe.

CNS helping people navigate fighting infections

Unrushed and down-to-earth guidance for patients transitioning from hospital to home with intravenous antibiotics helped Tracey Kunac win Waikato DHB’s Nurse of the Year. Kunac is a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) with the district health...

No Budget signals for DHB nurse pay deal – funding still ‘under wraps’

It is still a case of ‘wait and see’ for what the Government has tagged to try and resolve the nurses pay deal without a winter strike – but the Budget does bring more nurses in schools.

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