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Social isolation and loneliness 'putting seniors' health and wellbeing at risk'

With Grandparents Day on 3 October in New Zealand, the frequency and restrictions of lockdowns due to Covid-19 has seen the pandemic be dubbed as ‘the loneliness epidemic’ - especially for seniors who are feeling more disconnected and isolated than ever before but are often too embarrassed or

Nurse, union voice absent on new health authority boards - NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisaton's (NZNO) Kaiwhakahaere, Kerri Nuku, is concerned that the Maori Health Authority (MHA) and Health New Zealand (Health NZ) boards lack representation for nurses, kaimahi hauora, midwives, rongoā practitioners or health care assistants, as well as any clear uni

NZNO issues Provisional Improvement Notice to Hawke’s Bay DHB

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has supported staff working at the Hastings Hospital Emergency Department to issue a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) to Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) for failing in its primary duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Lack of primary care representation on Health NZ Board not acceptable

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners welcomes the appointment of Distinguished College Fellow Professor Sue Crengle onto the Māori Health Authority Board.

Appointments for BOP DHB Chair Sharon Shea

Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) Chair Sharon Shea says it’s time for New Zealanders to be bold and courageous regarding the potential benefits of the health sector reform, as her appointment as Māori Health Authority Co-Chair is announced.

Mataatua to be represented on Maori Health Authority - Fiona Wiremu

Fiona Wiremu, Chair of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua is ecstatic that "Mataatua whanau will be better represented on a national scale, as Te Puna Ora o Mataatua Chief Executive Dr Chris Tooley has been elected to the interim Maori Health Authority board".

Fast-food flood shows Covid-Washing in action - Health Coalition

The ethics of ‘Covid-washing’ advertising tactics which began in 2020 are being called into question by new research and Health Coalition Aotearoa Board Chair Professor Boyd Swinburn.

Award of Honour recognises invaluable enrolled nurse leader - NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to announce that the 2021 NZNO Award of Honour (presented every two years) has been awarded to Waikato-based nurse Leonie Metcalfe.

Westland nurse recognised 'for commitment to oncology and palliative care'

The 2021 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Award for Service to Nursing or Midwifery was presented at the virtual NZNO AGM on 16 September. This award recognises nurses or midwives who have made a difference to their area of practice at a national level.

Feds gives 'thumbs up for cross-border and jab efforts'

Federated Farmers is giving a shout out to government agencies handling the movement of essential workers across alert level boundaries, and to those DHBs and medical centres reaching out to rural people over COVID vaccinations.