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Entries for the 'Public Health' Category

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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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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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Thursday the 17th of October is International Day for the Eradication of poverty and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for action locally, nationally and internationally to eradicate poverty. 25 percent of New Zealand children currently live in poverty. Christchurch nurse and cha...

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11 October 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is joining thousands of other organisations and individuals in calling for the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), currently being negotiated in secret, to be made public. NZNO believes the Government should not sign a...

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1 August 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is extremely disappointed and disturbed that Rymans is publically blaming nurses for failure of care in their Malvina Major facility in Wellington. NZNO industrial advisor for the aged care sector, David Wait says “All NZNO members wi...

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6 June 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is disappointed that a Bill that will remove important pay and condition protections for working New Zealanders passed its first reading last night. Nurse and NZNO delegate Grant Brookes says, “The changes proposed in this Bill are bad ...

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2 June 2013: NZNO strongly endorses the Green Party’s $30 million plan, announced in Christchurch today, to put a nurse in every low decile school in the country, as part of its strategy to eliminate child poverty. “There is abundant evidence that children’s health improves, if t...

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19 March 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is extremely disappointed and disturbed that the High Court has overturned a Coroner’s decision and named individual health professionals. NZNO agrees with the ASMS that naming the individuals involved in his care sets a dangerous prece...

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8 March 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is joining the residents of Blenheim as they fight for health services to remain in the area. The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board review of services at Wairau Hospital could result in only elective (planned) surgery being performed in...

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4 March 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that Government health targets plus demands to cut millions of dollars from their budgets is forcing DHBs to narrow their focus and sideline health equity for the populations they serve. The evidence this is happening is in a rep...

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14 February 2013: A living wage of at least $18.40 an hour for a family with two children and both adults working (one full time and one part time) must be supported by employers and the Government says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). NZNO industrial services manager, Cee Payne says, &l...

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23 January 2013: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is supporting the MANA party’s Bill which aims to set up breakfast and lunch programmes in all decile 1 and 2 schools. “Child poverty must be tackled’, said NZNO Nursing policy adviser/researcher Dr Jill Clendon. “M...

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26 October 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that the Government is undertaking a sweeping review of the Act that regulates health professionals in New Zealand. The Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA) sets in place independent Councils for the sole purpo...

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15 October 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is dismayed to learn of the closure of an important youth health Service. WAVES is a one stop youth health service that provides a range of health and social services to more than 3000 young people in New Plymouth. NZNO associate professio...

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11 October 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) believes the Government’s White Paper for Vulnerable Children is a good start but has serious concerns regarding its focus on the ‘problem’ and not on its prevention. NZNO is concerned that there is little mention of the ...

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28 September 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) believes the role of drug-buying agency PHARMAC will change radically under the terms of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) currently being negotiated between 11 Asian and Pacific-rim countries including the United States and...

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31 August 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), the union and professional voice for nurses, is shocked that Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is considering removing the last after-hours health service in the Porirua area. The DHB made the decision to investigate the possibility of replac...

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23 August 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation congratulates Health Ministers Tony Ryall and Tariana Turia on their firm stand on tobacco control in the face of British American Tobacco's (BAT) campaign to advertise and lobby against plain packaging of cigarettes which it claims is "a...

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12 July 2012: As one of the 80 organisations to contribute their submission to Unicef to collate, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) strongly supports the themes outlined in the ‘What will it take’ paper. It is essential that the government take note of the key messages in the d...

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5 July 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned about the findings of a University of Otago study that reports almost 20 per cent of women were likely to be deterred from accessing healthcare by money pressures. NZNO associate professional services manager, Hilary Graham-Smith...

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5 July 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Te Runanga o Aotearoa NZNO agree with Waipareira Trust statements today that Māori and iwi providers “get ‘second class’ treatment compared with non-Māori contractors”. NZNO has been working with Māori and iwi...

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3 June 2012: A New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) survey of members working at Auckland DHB has shown shortages of over 120 registered nurse positions, 48 alone at Starship Children’s Hospital. NZNO organiser Craig Muir says, “These shortages are shocking. NZNO members have been te...

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31 May 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is celebrating World Smokefree Day – a global event that draws attention to the effects of smoking, on Thursday 31 May.  NZNO kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku is a member of Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa New Zealand (SNANZ) and is NZNO’...

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15 May 2012: A pre-budget announcement that the Government is funding extra co-ordinating nurses to support those receiving cancer care, that more money is going to elective surgery and that prescription charges are rising is sending mixed messages about health says the New Zealand Nurses Organi...

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3 May 2012: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), currently being negotiated in secret, has the potential to limit the government's ability to make decisions that are in the best interests of the health of New Zealanders....

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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 alarming rise in infectious diseases in the last 20 years, particularly among Maori, Pacific people and the poor, as revealed in just-published research, is a clarion call to all in the health sector, according to New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) associate professional services manager Hil...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) urges Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) not to review the research and decline the option offered by Minister of Health Tony Ryall to rebuild Christchurch and Burwood hospitals using public-private partnerships (PPPs). NZNO CEO Geoff Annals says, ...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation supports the findings of the Productivity Commission’s Housing Affordability report that was released today. The report concludes that home ownership is now beyond the reach of increasing numbers of New Zealanders. The report says that more new and affordabl...

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It’s time for New Zealand to become a leader in reducing health inequities, according to health organisations, but we must start with the here and now. Ten health sector leaders are calling on the government to endorse the political declaration of a World Health Organization (WHO) Conference...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to see that the Law Commission’s report into the alcohol industry has come out strongly in favour of reducing the harm caused by alcohol. “Raising alcohol prices, restricting the hours that alcohol can be sold, reducing marketing and advertising...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) does not support the suggestion made by the Otago Southland DHB that patients should be able to pay for treatments in public hospitals that are not government funded, as released in a consultation document ‘Bridging the Gap’. The principle of having a dual...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) specialty nursing section representing 580 nurses in New Zealand working with children and young people is delighted that the government has backtracked on its initial decision to scrap the fruit in schools (FIS) programme as announced in February this year...

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The New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation (NZNO) is supportive of the current child protection legislation. Chief executive officer, Geoff Annals, is frustrated by the referendum question.  “There can be little doubt that a better worded question could have been asked. The issue is whether it shoul...

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The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) section representing 580 nurses in New Zealand working with children and young people are deeply concerned about Education Minister Anne Tolley’s decision of 5 February 2009 to remove the clause in the National Administration Guideline (5) which states ‘whe...

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Leading medical and nursing organisations are disappointed the Government has not moved to ban the display of tobacco products in shops. New Zealand Dental Association, executive director, Dr David Crum said “There is evidence that a display ban can reduce youth smoking uptake. Research shows that ...

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