Little addresses nurses on staffing, pay equity and health reforms – but Reti highlights disquieting data on flu shots

Heath Minister Andrew Little’s address to the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation Conference included a mix of admiration for nurses’ hard work, assurances about the settlement of their employment agreement, and an outline of his aims to restructure the health system.

The speech was one of two new posts on The Beehive website when Point of Order checked this morning.

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Speech to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Conference 2021

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In his speech, Andrew Little began by telling the nurses what – no doubt – they already knew:  they are carrying more than their share of the Covid-19 load, working in testing stations and vaccination stations, and caring for those who have the virus. Continue reading “Little addresses nurses on staffing, pay equity and health reforms – but Reti highlights disquieting data on flu shots”