NZNO braces for revamp

December 1, 2020

NZNO will need to “punch way above its weight” to support nurses through a period of change, when the Government begins a health restructure, chief executive Memo Musa told the board.

The possible reduction of district health boards from 20 to eight, the establishment of a new Māori health authority and Health New Zealand – the entity leading the restructure – amid other changes, would mean significant work for NZNO, he said.


He was also concerned about the impact on members working for community organisations such as iwi, primary health or aged residential care providers, likely to be significantly more affected than district health boards.

Musa said the election result was significant for NZNO, given how much Labour had not been able do in the previous coalition Government.

This report was written from reports and minutes taken at the November 2020 board of directors meeting.