DHBs and nurses agree on safe staffing accord

Drive 27/07/2018
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An agreement has been reached on safe staffing numbers in hospital as threats of another nurses strike hangs over the health system.

District Health Boards and the NZ Nurses Organisation today announced and the Ministry of Health are signing up to a 'safe staffing' commitment. An attempt to smooth out the nurses dispute over pay and conditions.

The Accord will mean a commitment to employing additional staff in the immediate future and the full implementation of 'safe staffing' by 2021.

Health Minister Dr David Clark spoke to RadioLIVE Drive.

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