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Nurses Society: $500 bonus per night shows how desperate DHBs are for staff

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Publish Date
Thu, 17 Mar 2022, 8:50am
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Nurses Society: $500 bonus per night shows how desperate DHBs are for staff

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 17 Mar 2022, 8:50am

The Nurses Society says Auckland hospital staff are under an extreme burden as Covid ravages staffing numbers. 

Nurses, midwives and other support staff at the three DHBs are being offered a $500 bonus for every night shift they work - to try to combat the shortages. 

Director David Wills told Mike Hosking the added money shows how desperate the DHBs are for staff. 

He says while it's not business as usual in any part of the health service it's been particularly difficult for the metro DHBs. 

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