Media Releases

Entries for the 'Safe Staffing' Category

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 7 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO) supports the Association of Senior Medical Specialists’ (ASMS’s) call for safer staffing conditions for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. It also agrees that...

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New Zealand Nurses Organisation media release, 3 December 2018 The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) needs to get serious about enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to violence in the workplace if the now regular assaults against nurses are to stop...

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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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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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21 November 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says the Serious Adverse Events report released today is a good way of learning from mistakes to improve the overall safety of healthcare delivery in New Zealand. The report demonstrates that there must be the right number of skilled an...

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2 March 2012: New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) members working in all public hospitals have voted to accept a new multi employer collective agreement (MECA). This MECA covers more than 23,000 nurses, midwives and health care assistants. Members voted to ratify the settlement at meetin...

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The best way of improving quality and safety in New Zealand hospitals is to learn from the serious and sentinel events that occur each year, according to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). The organisation has congratulated the Health Quality and Safety Commission on Making our Hospital...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the latest Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) report into Serious and Sentinel events in New Zealand Hospitals . The continued focus on quality improvement and patient safety is critical to improving patient outcomes. The recommendations are pract...

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Commenting on the Report to the Minister of Health of the Ministerial Review Group, New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Chief Executive Geoff Annals called for careful consideration of the many (170) recommendations it makes before decisions are made. Annals said, “We agree with the Minister whe...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is welcoming the announcement from the Safe Staffing Healthy Workplaces Unit of the confirmed district health board (DHB) demonstration sites. These sites will lead the way in achieving safe staffing and healthy workplaces.   Bay of Plenty, Counties ...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is today releasing its findings from its first-ever members employment survey. The questionnaire, based on the United Kingdom’s Royal College of Nurse’s annual survey (which has been running for 21 years) covered core employment issues; employment agreemen...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased that the government is going to get spot audits happening in residential aged care but has some serious concerns about the lack of commitment from the government towards ensuring safe staffing. There are a number of questions about how the spot ...

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