Nurses For Freedom NZ (NFFNZ) is a grassroots organisation started by nurses for nurses, who have been affected by the Covid-19 Vaccination order.
The main objectives of NFFNZ include:
- To support nurses and Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) who have been terminated from healthcare roles for exercising their right to bodily autonomy and freedom of choice;
- To support nurses and HCAs who have been terminated and/or are facing termination due to vaccine injuries;
- Campaign to remove healthcare mandates, allowing Nurses/HCAs and other healthcare professionals to return to work;
- Support action-based solutions to the current healthcare crisis facing New Zealand.
Speaking to Radio NZ on the 20th June, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said “The flu is a greater risk of respiratory hospitalization than Covid-19.” And in a speech to the Labour caucus, Ardern is quoted as saying: “Taking pressure off our health system during winter is a key priority of this government”.
Reports in the media and anecdotally, illustrate hospitals are at breaking-point; patients suffer long wait-times because of staff illness and ongoing shortages. In the Canterbury region alone, about 800 healthcare staff are off sick or on “other leave”.
On June 16th, 2022, a patient died of a brain haemorrhage at Middlemore Hospital after leaving the emergency department, because of long wait times due to staff shortages. Similar unnecessary tragedies are no doubt unfolding across the nations hospitals.
Whilst it is unclear exactly how many nurses have left their jobs because of the mandate, Deborah Cunliffe, spokesperson for NFFNZ says of her members: “We are here, our health service is in crisis, and we can help. We just want to go back to work.”
“The public are behind us” says Cunliffe “We are ready to step in and assist; the question is, do you want an experienced unvaccinated nurse caring for you or no nurse at all?”
In recognition of the impact it would have on their already stretched health service, the U.K government did not impose mandates on its National Health Service. Most other countries that did impose a health workforce mandate have since repealed them in light of the changing epidemiological and scientific evidence.
Given the overwhelming evidence that the Pfizer injection has not lived up to its purported efficacy, isn’t it time the government re-evaluated its policy?
If Ms Ardern genuinely wants to ease the pressure on the health system an injection of some 1000+ health care staff would be a good start.
Visit the Nurses for Freedom NZ website for more information.