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Mental health and addiction nurses on the rise in Marlborough and Nelson

19 April 2017 Jennifer Eder - Stuff

The number of nurses working in mental health and addiction in the top of the South has increased over the past five years, but there is a declining number of specialists in the sector.

There were 126 registered nurses working in mental health and addiction in Nelson and Marlborough in 2011, but that number jumped to 161 last year, the Ministry of Health revealed.

However, the Marlborough community mental health team has been short-staffed over the past six months, with four empty positions as of this month.

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