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Changing circumstances have seen a drop in numbers of faith community nurses, and as a result, the membership agreed to the dissolution of the association at a special general meeting on June 10 this year.
Our sister organisation, the Australian Faith Community Nurse Association, is available to support and share professional resources with New Zealand nurses. Also, Nurses Christian Fellowship NZ has offered a platform to maintain fellowship and education as well as a means of holding NZFCNA archives.
We are hopeful that the vision which began our specialised service may be picked up again as we believe the Church to be a movement of healing and hope.
Very Rev Charles Tyrrell
chair, NZFCNA board