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.

From practice nurse to DHB nursing director

Nursing Review talks to nursing leader Chris Kerr about her career journey and her switch, after 25 years in primary health, to become Hutt Valley DHB’s new director of nursing.

“Utter confusion” around direction and delegation

PhD researcher Margaret Hughes talks to Nursing Review about how leaders and managers can help nurses who are struggling with direction and delegation.

Empathetic work with families earns new nurse leadership award

Helping whānau work in partnership with ward nurses has won Northland nurse Gemma Watts a leadership award.

Research: missed nursing cares due to low staffing increases patient mortality

The more nursing cares missed due to lack of time the greater the risk of patient death, a major international nursing research project has shown.

Southern DHB nursing leader resigns after major restructuring

Longstanding executive director of nursing Leanne Samuel has resigned from Southern District Health Board and leaves on Friday. Her resignation follows a major restructuring of nursing leadership positions at the financially troubled DHB.

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