Nurses and midwives are at the heart of the healthcare sector.
We make up more than 3,480 full-time positions at Auckland District Health Board (DHB) and are the largest workforce our organisation employs.
We provide inpatient, outpatient and locality-based care to patients, and their families/whānau. In addition, many more nurses are employed within primary healthcare and the community, to provide services to people to help them stay fit and well within their home environments.
The relationship of a nurse or midwife to a patient and family/whānau is unique. We are key contributors to a positive patient experience.
Whilst we work as part of a multidisciplinary team, we are often seen as the glue that holds our organisation together.