March 02, 2023
Nurses lose advocate with Campbell sacking
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says health workers had lost a powerful and important advocate in the sacking of Te Whatu Ora Health NZ chair Rob Campbell.
Mr Campbell was dumped for challenging the anti-Maori aspects of National’s three waters replacement proposal.
Nurses Organisation Paul Goulter says Rob Campbell was a person who spoke his mind.
He advocated for nurses even where such comments were not welcome, and took seriously their concerns about issues such as pay equity and frontline resourcing.
Mr Goulter says he strongly believed in the principles embedded in the Pae Ora legislation, especially the principle of working in Tiriti partnership to achieve equity in the lives of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand.”