• Statement on Mandatory Vaccines

    November 14, 2021 by

    We support mandatory vaccinations for health sector workers. We add our voice to those of our colleagues in medicine, nursing, midwifery who also broadly support this mandate. As health workers we have a duty to act as role models for the community, and to understand science and to follow evidence based best practice. We must… Read more

  • Decisions Behind the Mask

    September 2, 2021 by

    Opinion piece by a New Zealand nurse and HSWN member “We are exhausted. Last night was brutal. We literally hit capacity … Just holding on. None of us have ever faced anything like it. Nothing in our studies ever prepared us for this, and not even the most experienced of us have ever seen anything… Read more

  • HSWN Zine Issue 2 – Out Now!

    April 17, 2021 by

    Thanks to everyone who contributed to our second issue of our HSWN Zine titled “2020 The Spaces Between”, in which health workers reflect on their experience of the Covid-19 pandemic through art, poetry and prose. Click below to download the online readable version, and look out for the print version at a zine fest, workplace… Read more

  • Is this what kindness looks like?

    March 4, 2021 by

    There is a widening gap between the rich and poor in New Zealand. Income inequality is getting worse and is going to become entrenched for generations. A quarter of kiwi kids live in miserable poverty. Many New Zealanders cant afford to see a dentist. In winter they must choose between heating their homes or buying… Read more

  • Call for Submissions – Zine Issue 2

    September 10, 2020 by

    Finding Space in 2020 This year has thrown a lot at us… it’s important to take time to reflect on what has been happening and its impact on us as workers, individuals, and society as a whole. So that’s why our second issue of ‘Dirt from the Floor’ is dedicated to providing a space for… Read more

  • Silent Austerity and the CDHB Implosion

    August 31, 2020 by

    Workers gather outside Christchurch hospital to protest proposed staffing cuts that are part of the $56.9m savings plan approved by the board last week. Or at least, what’s left of the board – 7 of the 11 members have now resigned, what can only be seen as a mass exodus of leadership in the context… Read more

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