Nurses hope workforce will be early focus of mental health inquiry

Nurses hope ensuring a well-resourced and coordinated mental health workforce is an early focus of the just announced Ministerial Inquiry into Mental Health, says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

Nurses welcome Families Package’s aim to reduce child poverty

Plunket and NZNO have generally welcomed the Government’s Families Package as taking first steps to reducing preventable health problems linked to poverty. Parliament is today to sit under urgency to debate the Families Package (Income...

‘Sweet as’ diabetes management in hospital

Patients with diabetes should recover faster from surgery and spend less time in hospital thanks to new processes and guidelines introduced by Capital & Coast DHB.

Stretched nurses ignoring call bells as coping strategy, finds study

Pressured nurses can end up focusing on nursing tasks – and avoiding call bells or talking to patients– as a coping strategy for being unable to deliver the care they want, finds new Kiwi nursing research.

Nurse’s PhD thesis highlights health challenges for the vulnerable

The complex needs of people with significant health issues was the research focus for Long-term conditions nurse specialist Helen Francis who has just received her PhD, reports Hawke's Bay Today.

Survey finds quarter of EN new grads employed in mental health

The latest graduate destination survey for enrolled nurse graduates shows an improved job success rate, with the short-staffed mental health sector being the most common destination.

Pay offer for DHB nurses given last-minute boost by new Minister

A last-minute funding boost by the new Minister of Health has seen NZNO negotiators give a thumbs-up to a revised pay offer from the 20 District Health Boards.

Nurses welcome extending paid parental leave as boost for baby bonding

Confirmation that the new government will extend parental leave from next year has been welcomed by nurses’ union NZNO as extra time to boost bonding and establish breastfeeding.

‘Leaky legs’ lessons leads to leadership award

A project to improve the quality of life for patients stressed by ‘leaky’ swollen legs has won a Wairarapa community health nurse a leadership award.

Dying wish prompts innovation

A woman’s wish to spend her dying days at home saw Christchurch’s Nurse Maude nurses go into overdrive. FIONA CASSIE reports on the speedy wound care initiative.

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