PETITION: Fast track more nurses and midwives


New Zealand is desperately short of nurses and midwives, but the Labour Government is instead focused on restructuring  the health system.

Labour’s immigration “green list” puts some skilled migrants on a fast-tracked pathway to New Zealand residency.

This fast-track list includes doctors, vets and multimedia specialists – but not nurses and midwives!

On top of this, the new “fast-track” immigration settings don’t come into force until September (just in time for our winter flu season to be over.)

This petition calls on the Government to:

1.     Immediately add nurses and midwives to the fast-track, straight-to-residence list
2.     Start the fast-track process immediately
3.     Ensure the process of gaining residence is complete within three months of application

Please sign National’s petition to boost New Zealand’s health system and get more nurses and midwives working in our hospitals.

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