Nursing Review talks to DHBs spokesperson, and former nurse, Jim Green about boosting nursing numbers, employing all new graduates and convincing nurses that DHBs will finally deliver on safe staffing.
In the same week an Accord is signed to address unsafe nursing levels, the latest statistics show nurse online job ads are steeply up – and teacher ads down. Nursing Review looks at the job statistics and DHB nurse sick leave and accrued annual leave trends.
A medical centre’s policy has been updated following being censured after an unauthorized vaccinator assumed and gave Boostrix rather than Gardasil to a 12-year-old girl.
Jackie Simkins, a Northland residential aged care manager, argues that overseas RNs and their partners should both be considered as essential for New Zealand.