Opinion: A palliative care nurse – ‘hear my voice’

A palliative care nurse shares a powerful and poignant tale of a birthday farewell party for a fellow ‘twenty-something’ patient. This story was first posted on the ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ social media forum.

Nurses to march on parliament as social media campaign soars

A petition calling for safer staffing and better pay for nurses has taken off as the social media campaign #hearourvoices prepares to march on parliament on International Nurses Day. The petition launched last night by...

Feedback sought on funding more NP ‘registrar’ programmes

An evaluation of the pilot ‘registrar’ style Nurse Practitioner Training Programme is positive but the Ministry of Health wants further feedback on whether to fund more.

NZNO welcome Finance Minister’s nurses’ pay signals

The Finance Minister signalling that increases in salaries for nurses and teachers were 'overdue' was a welcome step, said New Zealand Nurses Organisation chief executive Memo Musa. Finance minister Grant Robertson said on Sunday that...

Nurses and DHB failed in care of 80-year-old’s foot injury

Whanganui District Health Board and district nurses were told to apologise to the family of an 80-year-old woman who died following failures in their treatment of her foot ulcer. A report released by the Health...

Decision on hold to cut senior Plunket nurse consultants

Plunket is reviewing its proposal to cut clinical nurse consultant positions across the country after ‘strong advice’ from staff about the impact of the cuts.

Two strangers launch snowballing social media site for nurses

A new graduate and an enrolled nurse are the dedicated pair behind a social media forum - allowing Kiwi nurses to share their stories anonymously - that's reached 13,000 members in just five days.

‘Big picture’ behind nurses’ pay deal not simple – negotiators deserve ‘fair go’

Stressed public hospital nurses' concerns are real but a better pay offer may not resolve understaffing issues, believes a nurse leader. Or be helped by attacking union negotiators, adds a nurses' union delegate.

International Women’s Day: stopping violence against women and nurses

Tackling violence against both the women that nurses care for and nurses themselves is the focus of a blog to mark International Women's Day by NZNO domestic violence spokeswoman Carol Beaumont.

Calls from frustrated nurses go viral

Nurses facing strike action if they reject the latest district health board (DHB) pay offer are taking to social media to express their frustrations and seek public support for fairer pay.
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