A third of GPs are earning less than $100,000 and 18 per cent less than $75,000 – with GPs earning less and working less hours not surprisingly the least likely to be burnout.
Maternity services will be less affected than other hospital services if the July 5 strike goes ahead as most midwives are not NZNO members, says the midwifery union MERAS.
What ‘life-preserving services’ striking nurses will provide have been agreed between nurses’ union NZNO and the 20 district health boards as the July 5 nurses’ strike date draws closer.
Mediation failed to reach a new deal that the nurses’ union was ready to present to members so now urgent facilitation is being sought as the July 5 strike date draws closer.
Three medical practitioners tell Tess Nichol about a culture of sexual intimidation and cover-ups in our hospitals.
A formal strike notice is being sent to the 20 District Health Boards today for a 24 hour nurses’ strike on July 5 – with mediation starting on Friday for a last ditch solution attempt.
Kim Gosman, a retired nurse and health leader who for decades has combined volunteer work with her professional career was yesterday honoured as Health Volunteer of the Year.