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.
Emergency Department (ED) workers are exposed to such frequent and high levels of violence, that being on the receiving end of death threats, offensive sexual abuse and hitting, go unreported and are simply accepted as part of the job, a new study has found. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.
A Kiwi GP locum shares a day on the run including a sad loss, concussion confusion and license renewal stress. She is one of the many GPs who contributed their tale for a recent Royal New Zealand College of GPs’ project celebrating general practice.