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DHBs working over weekend on mediation response

Mediation attempts to avert the July 5 nurses’ strike are to resume on Monday with the district health boards working over the weekend on a response to the nurses’ union claims. The NZNO and 20...

Opinion: No pay rise will ever make patients’ suffering due to unsafe staffing okay

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

Mediation starts tomorrow in last ditch effort to avert July 5 strike

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.

Three nurses honoured in 2018 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

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.

No more money on table but DHB spokesperson optimistic strike can be averted

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.

Resolute nurses striking on July 5 if last push unsuccessful

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.

Last day of voting today – nurses’ decision to accept or strike announced Monday

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.

Kiwi nurses supporting nurse education in Kiribati

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.

Canterbury nurse’s brave rescue recognised by Royal Humane Society

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.

Coast nurses share nursing nostalgia tales

Getting dressed down by matron, a State Finals exam botch-up and mitred corners…West Coast DHB nurses recently shared some of their nursing memories.
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