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Healthcare workforce boost welcomed but 'show us the money!' say employers

Jem Traylen
Tue, 02 Aug 2022

Healthcare workforce boost welcomed but 'show us the money!' say employers
Pay parity between public hospitals and other employers is still the number one workforce issue, says the Aged Care Association. (Image: NZME)
Jem Traylen
Tue, 02 Aug 2022
Some employers have welcomed the government’s plan to boost the health workforce but concerns remain about pay levels for those not working in public hospitals.On Monday, health minister Andrew Little said the government would fund up to $10,000 per place towards the cost of competency assessment programmes (CAPs) that some migrant nurses need to obtain registration.The government will also expand a programme that paid $5,000 towards the registration costs of New Zealanders who wanted to return to nursing.The Aged Care Association (NZACA)...

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