A report on options for employing all nursing graduates – including enrolled nurses – is ‘on track’ to be presented to the Health Minister by November 30. Also on track are DHBs plans to employ nearly 400 of the extra 500 funded nursing staff.
Angela de Zwart of Auckland has taken out this year’s Robyn Carr Cup for Excellence in Nursing Informatics.
A registered nurse is the lead navigator in a new Whanganui health and sports partnership aiming to get overweight elective hip and knee surgery candidates ‘Fit for Surgery, Fit for Life’.
Cancer nurse and PhD student Melissa Warren hopes to help save lives by researching why people with signs of bowel cancer put off seeking help until symptoms become severe.
Nurses working at Te Puia Rural Hospital and seven primary health clinics across the East Coast are planning to strike for 24 hours this month frustrated at the ongoing pay gap.
Not all abortions need be carried out by a doctor – suggests the Law Commission report on abortion reform – suitably qualified nurses and midwives could also perform them.
Mental health nurses voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new PSA DHB pay deal and now wait on the Mental Health inquiry for ‘much bolder steps’ to address longstanding workload issues.
Immediate relief of stretched nursing workload areas is still some time away for most DHBs with seven plans submitted to date for the $38m short-term extra staffing fund.