Media Releases

Entries for 2014

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16 December 2014 Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. NZNO industrial adviser for the DHB sector, Lesley Harry says, “We can hardly believe w...

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28 November 2014 Nurses commenting on a Special Article published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal "Health and equity impacts of climate change in Aotearoa-New Zealand, and health gains from climate action" say if we want a healthy New Zealand we ...

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13 November 2014 Nurses, midwives and health care assistants are welcoming a report about health workforce planning released yesterday. The report, by Health Workforce NZ, outlines the state of the health workforce now and makes some predictions about future health workforce needs. NZNO profes...

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5 November 2014 Nurses and other health professionals are welcoming the Health Quality & Safety Commission “Let’s PLAN for better care” initiative, aimed at improving health literacy.  PLAN stands for: ‘P = Prepare for your visit; L = Listen and share; A = Ask ...

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30 October 2014 Nurses believe many serious and adverse events are a symptom of an under resourced health sector and stressed and overworked staff. When nursing staff don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything they need to do, the result is rationed nursing care and the potential f...

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28 October 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) congratulates Kristine Bartlett and the Service and Food Workers Union: Ngā Ringa Tota on their historic win. Today the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from Kristine’s employer; opening the way for the Employment Court to calcul...

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28 October 2014 Thousands of nurses who made submissions against the Employment Relations Bill last year are disappointed to hear that the Bill is likely to pass its third reading tonight. NZNO industrial services manager, Cee Payne says, “We are nurses, caregivers, health professionals &nda...

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6 October 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is looking forward to a constructive and fruitful relationship with newly announced Minister of Health, Jonathan Coleman. NZNO CEO Memo Musa says, “Minister Coleman has the credentials to be an effective Minister of Health, having pre...

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18 September 2014 Hawkes Bay nurse, Rosemary McGillicuddy was honoured for her service to nursing and midwifery at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. Rose is a senior staff nurse at Hawkes Bay DHB, an active NZNO regional council member and workplace delegate. She has spent many years pr...

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18 September 2014 Palmerston North nurse, Nicki Twigge was honoured for her service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. Nicki has a background is Specialist Palliative Care, working in an advanced nursing role which includes expertise in pa...

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18 September 2014 Whanganui nurse Barbara Hammond was honoured for her long service to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. NZNO president Marion Guy presented the award, “I can’t think of a more worthy recipient for this award. Bar...

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18 September 2014 Maureen Allan, Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi and Tainui, is the latest recipient of Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa NZNO’s prestigious Akenehi Hei Award. The award is for a significant contribution to Māori health. A nurse with a long career community health, Master of Nursing degree, a Post ...

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17 September 2014 The first ever NZNO Young Nurse of Year, Plunket nurse Katrina Coleman was honoured last night at an awards dinner in Wellington. Waikanae-based Katrina says, “I’m blown away – it’s such an honour. My friends and family are my number one support; they alwa...

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12 August 2014 Young nurses, older nurses, student nurses and newly graduated nurses gathered at Parliament today to support the presentation of a petition calling for a nurse entry to practice programme for all new graduate nurses. More than 8,000 people signed the petition, which was unrolled on ...

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6 August 2014 Forty six thousand nurses, midwives, students, kaimahi hauora, health care workers and allied health professionals from all around the country are sending their support to the PSA health workers who recently voted to take industrial action. NZNO industrial adviser for the DHB sector,...

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31 July 2014 Last week the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) launched a petition to get a nurse entry to practice (NEtP) programme for every new graduate nurse. This week, and more than 7,000 signatures later, we are very pleased to hear the Government’s announcement that they will fund ...

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4 July 2014 NZ Nurses Organisation (NZNO) members at Southern DHB are sceptical about CEO Carole Heatly’s statement that she will do everything in her power to cut costs at the DHB without affecting patient services. NZNO industrial services manager for the DHB sector, Lesley Harry says, &ld...

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20 May 2014 NZNO members at Capital and Coast DHB are troubled to hear their CEO say that cuts would not ‘directly impact on the safety and care of our patients’, but could include ‘further efficiencies’ in clinical supplies, reducing the use of overtime and a quick holiday ...

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15 May 2014 Nurses around the county are feeling disappointed that Budget 2014 has failed to deliver the increase in DHB funding required to even maintain current service levels. More cuts and increased pressure on nurses will be the result, with the inevitable flow on affect of compromised patient...

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12 May 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is one of a more than 260 health sector individuals and organisations to sign an open letter to the Prime Minister today, warning of the threat to New Zealanders’ health from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).  Leaked t...

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10 May 2014 Monday 12 May is International Nurses Day; Florence Nightingale’s birthday and the day when all around the world people take the time to thank nurses for the great work they do. Nursing researcher, policy analyst and registered nurse at the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Dr Jil...

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4 May 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) celebrates International Day of the Midwife on Monday 5 May. We take the time to thank midwives in Aotearoa New Zealand who are working with women and their families in our communities and hospitals, and renew our commitment to advocating for a ...

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28 March 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is joining the national rally against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) tomorrow because it believes that public health is too important an issue to be negotiated away in a secret agreement.  NZNO policy analyst, Marilyn He...

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7 March 2014 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is joining organisations around the country and the world celebrating International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March. The United Nations theme for Women’s Day 2014, Equality for women is progress for all, is particularly appropriate...

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25 February 2014 Around 300 nurses met at Dunedin Hospital yesterday to tell the Southern District Health Board’s (DHB) chief executive Carol Heatly and executive director of nursing Leanne Samuel of their serious concerns about staff shortages and the impact of staff shortages on patient c...

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3 February 2014 Thousands of New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) caregivers are looking forward to today’s court of appeal hearing of Kristine Bartlett’s equal pay case. In August 2013 Kristine Bartlett, a Service and Food workers member and caregiver in the residential aged care se...

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