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Supporting nurses affected by floods.

WOULD like to encourage all NZNO members and friends to contribute to the various disaster relief funds set up to assist those affected by the recent flood devastation in the central North Island.

These floods have devastated many people, and for some the heartbreak continues.

Nurses have also been victims--not only through property damage and other losses, but through the sheer stress of the whole situation. For some in the central region, like me, just getting to work was exceptionally difficult. For those who made it, the stress of working under staffed and worrying about family and friends, while trying to concentrate on the job, was a mammoth task.

Both the Government and NZNO have been very supportive of people in cyclone-ravaged Niue, so let's now do it for our own nurses. It will be a long time before some areas in the central region get anywhere back to normal, and, for some people, that will never happen. I call on all nurses everywhere to be generous in their donations to the various relief funds.

Lyn Latta, RCpN, BN Marton
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Title Annotation:letters
Author:Latta, Lyn
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Mar 1, 2004
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