Government plan to boost health workers


01 August 2022

The Government is rolling out a suite of targeted measures to train more health workers domestically and bring more doctors and nurses into the country to help address immediate workforce pressures.

  • Easing the process for overseas nurses and provision of up to $10,000 in financial support for international nurses for NZ registration costs.
  • Provide for the costs of reregistration for New Zealand nurses who want to return to work.
  • Covering international doctors’ salaries during their six-week clinical induction courses and three-month training internships
  • Co-ordinated and enhanced national and international healthcare recruitment campaign.
  • Training more doctors, nurses and radiographers.
  • Dedicated immigration support services to make it easier for health workers to move to New Zealand

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