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Q & A with ‘Nurse Florence’

Nursing Review talks to one of the Nurse Florence founders of the 46,000 strong ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ Facebook page about this week’s rejection of the DHB’ third offer and issuing of the strike notice.

Opinion: No pay rise will ever make patients’ suffering due to unsafe staffing okay

A registered nurse shares the heartbreak of knowing too few nurses contributed to the loss of her patient’s life. And says the extra 500 nurses promised in the rejected offer is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to resolving the safe staffing crisis.This was first posted on Nurse Florence’s ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ social media forum

Coast nurses share nursing nostalgia tales

Getting dressed down by matron, a State Finals exam botch-up and mitred corners…West Coast DHB nurses recently shared some of their nursing memories.

Opinion: Michael Geraghty – a mega MECA ‘rant’

NP Michael Geraghty shares a senior nurse’s view on the year-long MECA talks culminating in the historic vote underway.

Opinion: Three experts respond to DHB-NZNO industrial tension

Nursing academics Professor Jenny Carryer and Dr Helen Rook plus healthcare management researcher Dr Katherine Ravenswood provided expert comment to the Science Media Centre on this week’s strike vote and DHB nurses’ pay offer.

Opinion: NZNO – We’re all better off if health is a winner in Budget...

NZNO president GRANT BROOKES and Kaiwhakahaere KERRI NUKU argue that investing in health this Budget – including investing in the health workforce – will enhance the health and wellbeing of all Kiwis.

Opinion: Nurse Florence’s IND message – Time for change

This is the speech from ‘Nurse Florence’ read to the thousands of nurses and supporters who marched and rallied in 15 centres across New Zealand, some in torrential rain, to call for safer working conditions for nurses.

Opinion: Nurse’s brother’s speech to IND march

Matthew Collins spoke out at the Christchurch march for nurses’ right to be safe and not be afraid to go work. He is the brother of one of the march organisers – a nurse working part-time while recovering from a neck injury requiring surgery.

Opinion: The power of a warm, affirming nurse’s voice

A registered nurse shares how a warming nurse’s voice – when she faced a tragic loss as a child – has kept echoing throughout her life. This was first posted on Nurse Florence’s ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ social media forum.

Editor’s letter: New Government’s first health budget big but not bold

As  Nursing Review was close to press, the Health Minister presented his first budget. Expectations were running high, particularly in the DHB nursing sector, where a winter strike is on the cards if funding...
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