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'Shocking situation': Nurses' Org chief on MIQ nurses unable to return to old jobs

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Publish Date
Thu, 5 May 2022, 7:34am
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'Shocking situation': Nurses' Org chief on MIQ nurses unable to return to old jobs

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 5 May 2022, 7:34am

Waikato nurses who put their hand up to help in MIQ, say they aren't able to get their old jobs back.

The nurses who previously worked at Waikato Hospital, understood they'd be able to return to their roles after their MIQ work was done.

While other DHBs redeployed their nurses on a secondment basis, those at Waikato DHB were given new permanent positions.

Nurses' Organisation Chief Executive Paul Goulter told Mike Hosking it's a shocking situation.

“I’d have thought, right across all the DHBs, they’d welcome these people back with open arms and pop them straight back on the roster.”

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