A registered nurse shares the heartbreak of knowing too few nurses contributed to the loss of her patient’s life. And says the extra 500 nurses promised in the rejected offer is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to resolving the safe staffing crisis.This was first posted on Nurse Florence’s ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ social media forum
A formal strike notice was issued yesterday to the 20 district health boards but if mediation leads to an improved offer, an online ballot will be held prior to the July 5 strike going ahead.
A nurse who has championed Māori health for decades took out Health Volunteer for the year with other award winners including a Pacific nurse and a wound care nurse specialist.
District Health Boards will do all they can to settle the nurses’ dispute and avoid a strike which would be a “very, very different scenario” to any she has been involved in before, says DHBs spokesperson Helen Mason.
Within in an hour of announcing that DHB nurses had rejected the latest pay offer more than 3000 nurses responded to an urgent online survey on what's needed for a strike-averting deal.
Today is the final day for nurses to vote on whether to accept the DHBs’ latest pay offer or issue a strike notice for nearly 30,000 nurses, midwives and health care assistants to walk off the job on July 5.
A team of Waikato nurse educators are working to upskill nurses in Kiribati – the Pacific nation often described as the poster child of climate change.
Rushing to rescue an injured driver from a burning car saw Grant Wooding, a community mental health nurse recently presented the Royal Humane Society of New Zealand Silver Medal for bravery.