Aged Care in NZ

  1. Hello!
    I'm a US nurse who is looking at moving to NZ and jobs in aged care. I'm not too keen on hospitals and haven't worked in acute care for several years, so I would rather work with a lower acuity.

    Can anyone tell me a bit about the work conditions there? What kind of ratios in aged care? How acute are the patients? Some places say they are an aged care home and "hospital," but is the hospital area really as acute as a normal hospital setting?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
    Diana
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  3. by   gwenith
    Check out the Resouces sticky thread I have jsut updated the New Zealand websites

    http://allnurses.com/forums/editpost...tpost&p=559778
  4. by   DLPrice
    Quote from gwenith
    Check out the Resouces sticky thread I have jsut updated the New Zealand websites

    http://allnurses.com/forums/editpost...tpost&p=559778
    I don't know if I'm looking in the wrong place (the link above didn't work) but all I see are general resources about registration and immigration for NZ. I really want to get some firsthand accounts from people who have worked or are working in aged care.

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