Health workers in Auckland say they are “stretched to the maximum”, Stuff reports. New Zealand Nurses Union organiser Sarah Barker said the country was being told “over and over” that the health system is fine and “well-placed” to handle a Covid-19 surge. “That might be what DHB executives are reporting, but Auckland nurses say they’re already dealing with caseloads they can’t handle … people are falling through the cracks right now.”

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