On the occasion of International Nurses Day, Health Minister David Clark announced three initiatives to support health and disability workers.
The initiatives include:
- The government will fund NZD 10 million for ring-fenced accommodation of health and disability workers. It will help the health workers to stay away from family during the pandemic if they have vulnerable family members at home.
- There will be phone counselling service to support the mental health of these health workers.
- A dedicated number to access advice from peers.