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“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after a major health emergency, the Registered Nurse chooses to maintain...

Outstanding nurses recognised at NZNO awards

The highest accolade - the 2019 NZNO Award of Honour - was presented to Porirua-based Pacific Nurse Sipaia Kupa. The Award of Honour is given to an NZNO member who (among many other criteria) has...

Plunket nurses vote in favour of landmark pay offer

Plunket nurses, health workers and administrators voted on 12 September to accept a landmark pay offer. The Collective Agreement signed with Plunket covers 800 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), and is...

Nursing in the blood: four generations of nurses in one family

If there is a nursing gene, it undoubtedly runs in the Williams family. Danielle Williams, the youngest of the Hawke’s Bay dynasty of nurses, recently graduated from her Bachelor of Nursing at EIT. Her...

Investing in nurses to tackle DHB waiting lists

DHBs around the country are using numerous methods to tackle waiting lists and keep up with patient demand. Some of these solutions include outsourcing surgeries, employing locum doctors and upskilling nurses. The benefit of utilising nurses...

Reduction of worker hours at Southland facilities challenged

The NZNO is challenging proposed staffing changes at two facilities run by Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS), saying they will reduce standards of patient care and put extra strain on nursing and care staff, and...

How can we better respond to deteriorating patients?

From the moment patients are admitted to hospital, they are monitored closely to identify whether their condition is improving or deteriorating. But are New Zealand hospitals and staff best equipped to manage this, and...

Does aged care nursing make better nurses?

Work experience in aged care could produce better nurses, new research has found. New graduate nurses, who were previously employed in aged care facilities as undergraduate assistants, were surveyed by researchers at Western Sydney University. It...

Southern DHB Nursing Director wins top mental health award

The expertise, dedication, professionalism and hard work of Heather Casey, Southern DHB Director of Nursing Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability has been recognised at the 2019 Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and...

In the face of death: hospices opening the door to wider communities

Hospices often have a reputation for being somewhere a person goes to die and that has caused many in society to be slightly wary of them. However, a hospice is not just a building but...

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...
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