Nurse fails to get reinstatement over vaccination sacking

Sticking to safety procedures is always more important than sticking to a schedule. The Employment Relations Authority has refused to reinstate a Northland nurse sacked for not having an emergency kit on site while giving school students HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention. Natalie Lewers was a senior public health nurse employed by the Northland District Health Board to immunise students in the Whangarei and Kaipara area. On 24th August last year she was leading a team vaccinating pupils [...]

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