Alarming levels of ED violence now normalised and shrugged off, finds NZ study

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.

Historic number of Māori health professionals graduating

The largest cohort of Māori health professionals to ever graduate from Otago will be honoured on Friday before receiving their degrees on Saturday.

Whanganui mental health expert delivers stark drug and alcohol warning

The community as a whole needs a rethink on the way alcohol and drugs are used to address the mental health crisis gripping Whanganui.

Self-employed midwives continue to seek pay equity

The College of Midwives met with the Ministry of Health this week as it continues to pursue pay equity after recognition that self-employed midwives’ income should at least double.

Young female doctors speak about sexual harassment in New Zealand hospitals

Three medical practitioners tell Tess Nichol about a culture of sexual intimidation and cover-ups in our hospitals.

First Ara Timaru nurses due to graduate

Hospitals and healthcare practices in South Canterbury are eagerly awaiting an influx of registered nurses soon to graduate from Ara’s Timaru campus. These 15 graduating students, who sat their final-year state exams this week, are...

Midwives’ union cancels Bay of Plenty strikes after ERA ruling

A midwives' union has cancelled eight strikes at two Bay of Plenty hospitals following an Employment Relations Authority ruling.

Patea’s struggle to pin down permanent doctor continues

Patea residents are needing urgent hospital care because the town has no permanent doctor.

Rolling strike by ACC medical advisors kicks off Tuesday

Up to 39 senior doctors who process complex ACC claims will be walking off the job around the country tomorrow after pay negotiations stalled over a redundancy deal and well-being claim.

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.


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Opinion: Hope is the key


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...