Media Releases

Entries for 2016

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For urgent assistance Call the member support centre on 0800 28 38 48, then press 1 and leave a message. Your call will be returned to establish the nature of the support you need. There will be no service for the period 24 December to 3 January but messages will be responded to soon af...

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30 November 2016 NZNO chief executive Memo Musa is calling for a stock-take of operations at Waikato Hospital to be assured that nurses and their care of patients is not at risk because of there being too many pressure points at risk of bursting. Memo Musa says that although the reports he is ...

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Posted in: Safe Staffing
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Please find attached the PDF of the Terms of Reference and steps of the review of the cyber incident of Tuesday 1 November.      

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Posted in: NZNO News
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3 November 2016  Advice to NZNO Members on how to be safer online Tips from www.connectsmart.govt.nz  (there is more information on this site) Password protect all your devices Make sure your desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones are all secured with differe...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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3 November 2016 On Tuesday 1 November a person pretending to be the chief executive, Memo Musa, using a fake yahoo email address, contacted NZNO and requested the email contacts for our members. Unfortunately this information was released. NZNO has a membership of 47,000 but not all members ha...

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An open letter to the sixteen governments negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)   17 October 2016   Health organisations call on trade ministers to reject provisions that would negatively affect access to generic medicines in the Regional Comprehe...

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Posted in: Health Policy
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Posted in: NZNO News
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14 October 2016 NZNO in deep sadness join today with all other CTU affiliates and thousands of people who knew Helen Kelly and the great work she has done for a very long time on behalf of working people in New Zealand. “She will be missed by us all and in particular some of our top indu...

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Posted in: NZNO News
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says that 20 years on from the Mason Report, it is time for a review of the current mental healthcare model as there are stresses and strains in many different areas and a growing lack of leadership and cohesion. NZNO Presid...

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28 September 2016 Responding to the Otago University research about outcomes for babies born with a lead maternity carer, NZNO say it is timely research and suggests it could trigger a wider investigation of the whole maternity system. “Midwives are part of a much bigger service. We have...

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Posted in: Midwifery
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21 September 2016 NZNO are at parliament today contributing to the discussion about assisted dying (AD) because any legislation around medically assisted dying will have serious implications for nurses and their duty of care for patients. Based on legislative trends overseas, nurses acknowledg...

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Posted in: Public Health
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20 September 2016 Patients will gain from the new no-fuss prescribing nurses. From today suitably qualified nurses can prescribe medicines for straightforward medical conditions. Welcoming the move, New Zealand Nurses Organisation CE Memo Musa says this legislation backs up what nurses alre...

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Posted in: Health Policy
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13 September 2016 NZNO welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment to overhaul the Domestic Violence Act to empower agencies to share information and also to protect women and children sooner. NZNO chief executive Memo Musa says government impetus on this issue is good but that NZNO remains con...

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6 September 2016 A Māori nurse who cares for people with long-term conditions and a Filipino nursing lecturer are the co-winners of this year's New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Young Nurse of the Year Award. Rosita Richards, who is based in Tokoroa, works for the Hauraki Primary Heal...

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6 September 2016 Bay of Plenty nurse practitioner (NP) Pare O'Brien is the recipient of Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa NZNO's highest honour, Te Akenehi Hei Award. The award was presented at an awards dinner in Wellington last night (September 6) following NZNO's annual general meeting. O&#...

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2 September 2016 The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) support the stand taken by leaders of the world’s physicians and nursing associations, who have condemned the continuing violence against health personnel in Syria and other nations. ...

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1 September 2016 The chief executive of the world's largest health professional organisation, the International Council of Nurses (ICN), will speak at the New Zealand Nurses' Organisation (NZNO) conference this week. (Wednesday, September 7.) New Zealand nurse Frances Hughes, who took ...

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31 August 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is supporting the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) in their industrial dispute with District Health Boards (DHBs) over short staffing, long hours, and burnout. “The reports by doctors of falling asleep at the wheel...

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19 August 2016   Responding to the announcement of the new name for the government agency the ‘Ministry for Vulnerable Children’, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Kaiwhakahaere says she will be choosing to use its Māori name, ‘Oranga Tamariki’. Ka...

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4 August 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation will tomorrow launch a petition with Together to get full funding for smoking cessation and advocacy services. NZNO kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku says, “Nurses, midwives, caregivers and kaimahi hauora want a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. Every ...

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18 July 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for a mental health system that treats every patient and staff member with the dignity they deserve. Responding today to news that the Chief Ombudsman is considering an investigation into mental health practices and services, N...

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6 July 2016 Last year the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s Mental Health Nurses Section raised the concern that social impact bonds were a “solution looking for a problem”. Chair of the Section, Gina Soanes says, “Today’s announcement that this government's ...

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1 July 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is proud to announce that it has joined the ranks of accredited Living Wage employers in New Zealand. NZNO kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku says “One of our organisation’s values is that all staff are equally important to the success ...

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29 June 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the findings of the Perinatal and Mortality Review Committee report that show a consistent decline in the number of women and babies dying during pregnancy and childbirth. NZNO professional nursing adviser, Kate Weston says, &ldq...

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16 June 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is deeply disappointed by Bill English’s decision to veto the Paid Parental Leave bill today. NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku says that NZNO is a long-time supporter of extending paid parental leave, because nurses and midwives under...

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16 June 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is thrilled to be part of a 3-year research project that aims to find ways of managing fatigue in hospital-based nurses. NZNO principal researcher Dr Léonie Walker, who will work on the project with Professor Philippa Gander and Dr Karyn O&rsquo...

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7 June 2016 Nurses, caregivers and other health care workers are pleased to hear a pathway to equal pay has been agreed by government, unions and employers. Cabinet has received the principles and are considering their response. New Zealand Nurses Organisation industrial services manager, Cee ...

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30 May 2016 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is celebrating World Smokefree Day – a global event that draws attention to the effects of smoking, on Tuesday 31 May. NZNO kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku is clear about the need for stronger action to increase quit rates.   &ldqu...

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Posted in: Public Health
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26 May 2016 Nurses around the country have realised that when the Government wants to prioritise health, it can. It was announced that 72 million over four years will be spent to meet the higher than expected need for free GP visits for under 13 year olds. NZNO president Grant Brookes says, &l...

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24 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and registered nurse Bronwyne Albright is calling on the Government to increase health spending by at least 4.7 percent in Thursday’s Budget, just to maintain our health care services. "I did my nurse training late. I'v...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and registered nurse Freya Head is one of many  calling on the Government to invest to invest at least $16 million over what is expected for Capital and Coast DHB Thursday's Budget, just to maintain Wellington's health care ...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and mental health nurse Rowan Coker is calling on the Government to invest at least $3 million over what is expected for Waikato DHB in Thursday's Budget, just to maintain Waikato's health care services. "I decided to bec...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and district nurse Esther Linklater is calling on the Government to invest at least $31 million over what is expected for Waitemata DHB in Thursday's Budget, just to maintain Waitemata's health care services. "I've wa...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and clinical nurse specialist Sara Mason is calling on the Government to invest at least $8 million over what is expected for Hawkes Bay DHB in Thursday's Budget, just to maintain Hawkes Bay's health care services. "I dec...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate, registered nurse and midwife Judith Couch is calling on the Government to invest at least an extra $21 million over what is expected in Thursday's Budget for Counties Manukau DHB, just to maintain Counties Manukau's health care ...

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23 May 2016 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and registered nurse Cheryl Hanham is calling on the Government to invest at least $35 million over what is expected for Canterbury DHB in Thursday's Budget, just to maintain Christchurch's health care services. "I've...

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11 May 2016 Thursday 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. New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Manager, Nursing and Professional Services, Jane MacGeorg...

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04 May 2016 Midwives, nurses and parents everywhere celebrate International Day of the Midwife tomorrow (5 May). This year’s theme is 'Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery'. “Midwives around the world work hard every day to ensure women and newborns receive the quali...

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21 April 2016 Mental health nurses around the country are wondering why strategies to improve the mental health of New Zealanders have been omitted from the New Zealand Health Strategy – Future Direction 2016.   President of Te Ao Māramatanga, New Zealand College of Mental Health Nu...

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20 March 2016 Caregivers all around the country will celebrate Caregivers Week from 21 – 27 March. Events are being held in resthomes, community halls and parks during the week. NZNO president, Grant Brookes has a personal message for caregivers, “I hear so many stories of caregiv...

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3 February 2016 For several years New Zealand nurses and many other national and international nursing experts have been pointing out the risks to our health system posed by the Trans Pacific Partnership. “It now appears that our current government has not heeded our concerns. They have...

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