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The wicked problem of falls

Very common problems, like falls, can have complex causes and no simple solutions, nursing fall prevention experts tell NURSING REVIEW. And preventing falls needs the whole team on board – not just nurses.

From night shift nurse to DHB chief executive

Helen Mason, the Zimbabwean-trained nurse who became chief executive of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board 18 months ago - is profiled by the Bay of Plenty Times.

Nursing shortages on new College of Mental Health Nurses president’s agenda

Gaining a better understanding of the current nursing shortage issue is a high priority for newly elected College of Mental Health president Suzette Poole.

Cook Islands nurse appointed WHO Chief Nurse

Another nurse with New Zealand connections has been appointed to a world-leading role with the announcement that Cook Island' nurse leader Elizabeth Iro is WHO's new chief nurse.

Waikato DHB CEO resigns over expenditure breaches

Waikato DHB CEO Dr Nigel Murray has resigned after a special meeting today heard the outcome of an investigation into his expenses. The New Zealand Herald's Natalie Akoorie reports on the background.

Veteran nurse wrongly sacked, awarded $31k by ERA

A rest home nurse manager sacked over failing to keep some records up-to-date wins unjustifiable dismissal claim, reports New Zealand Herald.

Plan for voluntary redundancies at Counties Manukau District Health Board “mind-boggling”

Signalling an intent to offer voluntary redundancies to senior staff at Counties Manukau Health is raising concerns about patient safety and being described by unions as "mind-boggling" and "bonkers", reports the New Zealand Herald.

Waikato leadership programme wins Health Roundtable nursing award

Waikato's leadership development, including a fast-track programme to help foster the next generation of nurse leaders, won a Health Roundtable Innovation Award in Brisbane recently. Sue Hayward, director of nursing at Waikato DHB, said the...

Safe staffing ratios make nurses “happy again”, says visiting US union leader

Nurses across the US are still fighting to join California in having mandated safe staffing ratios, says the visiting co-president of America's largest nursing union.

Māori nurse leader takes out NZNO’s top award

The nursing leader who has twice taken the cause of Māori health and Māori nurse pay parity to the United Nations was honoured last night with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's highest award.
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