DHB nurses over-budget but understaffed, says NZNO

District health boards are employing more nurses than budgeted for – according to the latest statistics – but DHB budgets don’t reflect actual patient need, says the nurses’ union.

Opinion: A nurse’s mum and dad – keep our nurses’ safe ‘no matter what’

Their mental health nurse daughter goes to work ‘no matter what’ to be spat on, punched and verbally abused, say the parents of one of the ‘Nurse Florences’ behind the social media forum New Zealand, Hear Our Voice.

Rural Nurses working party form partnership with RGPN

A rural new graduate programme and a workforce stocktake are on the agenda for Rural Nurses New Zealand, who today announced their partnership with the Rural General Practice Network.

Research into growing Pacific nurse leaders

The reasons why so few Pasifika nurses are in leadership roles prompted a recent research project by a Pacific nurse leader in how to grow and develop more Pasifika nurse leaders. Pauline Fuimaono Sanders-Telfer, the...

Thames Hospital voted top

Thames Hospital took out the Wintech student choice award for best Waikato clinical placement recently. "Thames Hospital is beyond excited to receive the award," said Waikato DHB’s associate director of nursing Cheryl Atherfold.  As part...

DHBs accept “clear plan” needed to relieve nursing pressure by winter

Public hospital nurses need for a ‘clear plan’ to relieve staffing pressures before winter hits is acknowledged by the DHB’s lead chief executive in the current pay talks stalemate.

Switch of head at Massey’s nursing school over values issues

Former head of Massey University’s nursing school Professor Annette Huntington was confirmed this week as acting head after former head Dr Mark Jones left the school last month. Jones told Nursing Review that he decided...

Action plan launched to boost nursing’s ability to enhance Kiwi’s health

Pay equity, a national nursing model of care, training for all charge nurse managers, , boosting the Māori nursing numbers, and safe staffing are all part of a new NZNO action plan for nursing. The...

More NP registrar places needed – but quality key

Stepping up funded places on the nurse practitioner ‘registrar’ programme is needed to help boost NP numbers but not at the expense of quality, say nursing leaders. The Ministry of Health and Chief Nurses Office...

Nursing strikes and safe staffing: a brief history

Nursing Review editor Fiona Cassie looks at the historical context of why many nurses are reporting their patience is stretched – and their patients missing out – nearly 15 years on from requesting a safe staffing model and receiving their last pay “jolt”.

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