Nurses respond

"Absolutely do not agree with the concept of downskilling and using non-regulated operators - no one expects an unregulated lawyer, so why a doctor or nurse." Debbie, RN

"How could Māori nurses support the ACT party who does not acknowledge Cultural Competencies. This is the foundation for all nurses who will come across our whānau, our kuia, our koroua and our tamariki. Without this how can we even pretend that health stats for Māori will improve when our culture is not taken into account. How can we trust that ACT care about our people because their policy does not show they do." Keelan, Te Poari