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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...

Overseas nurses being sought to help with nursing shortage

A call for New Zealand to recruit nurses from the United Kingdom is being supported by a chronically understaffed industry which is putting patients and nurses at risk. Geneva Healthcare permanent staffing manager Shane King...

NZNO releases DHB MECA independent review report

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has released the full but partially redacted version of an independent review into its bargaining processes for the 2017/18 District Health Board (DHB) Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA). An independent review...

Are pharma companies courting Kiwi nurses?

Nurses are increasingly targeted by pharmaceutical companies around the world and a Wellington academic says that understanding the complexities of marketing should be part of nursing education and healthcare policy in this country. A recent...

Challenges facing rural nursing

New Zealand’s rural communities are diverse with small populations spread over large geographic areas – think the Marlborough Sounds for example. Meeting the healthcare needs of people living in and visiting these areas is...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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