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Women’s unit opens at Palmerston North Hospital

Women will now have their own dedicated space in Palmerston North Hospital for surgical recovery and assessments with the opening of the new Women’s Assessment and Surgical Unit (WASU). Opened with a blessing on Tuesday...

Safe staffing ratios make nurses “happy again”, says visiting US union leader

Nurses across the US are still fighting to join California in having mandated safe staffing ratios, says the visiting co-president of America's largest nursing union.

New roles for NPs & RNs come into effect today

Nurse practitioner leaders see amended laws coming into effect today – removing barriers to NP practice – as part of building momentum for the now fast growing role.

Opinion: The power of a warm, affirming nurse’s voice

A registered nurse shares how a warming nurse’s voice – when she faced a tragic loss as a child – has kept echoing throughout her life. This was first posted on Nurse Florence’s ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ social media forum.

Activists seeking NZNO reform following DHB deal

NZNO says it is reviewing its latest DHB negotiations for lessons to be learned before pay equity negotiations begin – meanwhile a members' activist group is holding a hui at the weekend to discuss reforms.

Nurses celebrate collective action on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says Kiwi women have much to celebrate in what they have achieved collectively.

A strong voice for Pasifika people in nursing

Despite a growing Pasifika population, Pasifika are underrepresented in New Zealand’s health system. Recipients of Ministry of Health Pasifika Scholarships hope to build the capability of Pasifika people to become health professionals.

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: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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