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‘We’re burnt out’ - NZNO on nurses' working conditions

Monday 18th July 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |
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Nurses are burnt out. Tired, overworked and underpaid, nurses are working in dangerous conditions just to keep the healthsystem afloat. This is being capitalised on by conspiracy theorists, using the struggles of nurses to push a dangerous misinformation campaign. I spoke to Kerri Nuku of the NZNO about vaccine mandates for nurses, and the working conditions the industry is facing.