Senior nurses force rethink at Capital and Coast.SENIOR NURSES and midwives at Capital and Coast District Health Board (DHB DHB District Health Board (New Zealand)
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DHB DHB Capital Group, Inc. ) have forced management to rethink re·think
tr. & intr.v. re·thought , re·think·ing, re·thinks
To reconsider (something) or to involve oneself in reconsideration.
re a proposal to cut 15 teaching and support roles. A consultation document released last month recommended cutting the equivalent of 15 full-time full-time
Employed for or involving a standard number of hours of working time: a full-time administrative assistant.
full senior nurses and midwives in teaching and support roles from the existing 72 positions.
But nurses' and midwives' outrage OUTRAGE. A grave injury; a serious wrong. This is a generic word which is applied to everything, which is injurious, in great degree, to the honor or rights of another. at the proposal has led to its suspension and the offer of a revised process, which is now underway and which will be completed on August 24. If the revised proposal meets the DHB's requirements it will be implemented. If not, the original proposal will be implemented. The DHB wants greater support for bedside care, reduced turnover, affordability, and a reduction in adverse incidents such as patient falls.
After the original proposal was released, around 50 senior nurses registerd a vote of no confidence in the senior management team. In a letter to the board, the nurses said the document did not reflect the advice given by senior nurses and midwives and, if implemented, would have a direct and detrimental det·ri·men·tal
Causing damage or harm; injurious.
detri·men effect on patient care.
Senior nurses and midwives also wrote to director of nursing Anita Bamford, saying her leadership of nurses and midwives at the DHB had failed. The letter stated she had a "distinct lack of understanding of the roles within the senior nursing and midwifery midwifery (mĭd`wī'fərē), art of assisting at childbirth. The term midwife for centuries referred to a woman who was an overseer during the process of delivery. In ancient Greece and Rome, these women had some formal training. structure" and that as the lead nurse within the DHB, she had "failed to advocate for patients, nurses and midwives".
A meeting of national nursing organisation representatives in Wellington last month expressed "strong and unanimous support" for NZNO's campaign against the job cuts.
NZNO NZNO New Zealand Nurses Organisation organiser Christin Watson said the senior nurses and midwives were pleased the board had offered a new process but NZNO would not support any proposal to cut senior nurses' positions.
* Canterbury DHB is undergoing a management restructure. NZNO is making written and oral submissions on the proposal.