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Workforce Development

Investing in cleaning staff worth it

Providers are increasingly recognising the importance of a trained cleaning staff.

Workplace collective initiative helps “share the load”

A new joint workplace collective initiative allows facilities to run joint training sessions so they can tap into each other's skills, experience and knowledge in order to collectively lift the bar for providing quality aged care.

Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan reaches halfway point

As the five-year Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan reaches the halfway point, Careerforce reflects on the progress made so far.

New training initiative to help build a stronger palliative care workforce

A new partnership between Careerforce and Hospice New Zealand has seen the development of a fit-for-purpose assessment package to help support and build a strong palliative care workforce.

Guiding principles for managing pressure injuries

The Herald's recent investigation into rest home care highlighted many cases involving pressure injuries. INsite invited the New Zealand Wound Care Society to share the best-practice principles for caregivers and clinical managers when it comes to managing pressure injuries.

Allied health potential ‘unlocked’ in South Island initiative

Unlocking the potential of the allied health workforce and improving patient care delivery will be helped by the accreditation of New Zealand’s first Calderdale Framework practitioners, believes the South Island Alliance.

Free online dementia education a hit with Kiwi health professionals

An online dementia education module has received positive feedback from health care professionals across the country since it was launched last year. Over 300...

Empowering staff through education and expectations

JUDE BARBACK talks to the team at Ultimate Care Group’s Bishop Selwyn care facility in Christchurch about how an initial bid to retain staff by implementing an education programme has now become a way of life, with staff pushing the bar higher.
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