Health Minister David Clark addressing the NZNO conference today said that 2018 would be a year remembered for a long time. He also made a call for nurse leaders to send him their CVs. By Melissa Nightingale.
Ground-rules have been set for the spending the $38m for relieving DHB nursing workloads but the money is still to be allocated one month on from ratifying the nurses’ new pay deal
Retiring Nursing Council chief executive Carolyn Reed is an “outstanding” and “visionary” leader who has strengthened New Zealand nursing, say nursing leaders.
Two years since registered nurse prescribing regulations came into force there are now more than 200 and extra pay recognition is being sought for the extended role.
The New Zealand Aged Care Association says the Government needs to address the underlying challenges facing the sector before it considering reviewing nursing staffing levels.
Out-dated and voluntary minimum staffing standards for aged care need to be reviewed by Government and made compulsory, says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.