Tonga to train more nurses

He said the government will ensure there is enough nursing staff in Tonga.

Piukala said the government would also support people travelling overseas because they will become good ambassadors for Tonga and learn more, and then bring that knowledge back to the country.

A total of 32 nurses who graduated in December have now joined the Health Ministry workforce.


Tonga's head of health says nurses exceed expectation

Siale 'Akau'ola says the figure provided by the Chief of Nursing referred to a 2013 survey conducted to see how capacity building could improve.

Dr 'Akau'ola says it focused on aspects such as hours worked or mentoring and training opportunities.

Majority of Tongan nurses not meeting professional standards

'Amelia Tu'ipulotu told Radio Tonga a survey showed an urgent need to improve nursing standards.

Dr Tu'ipulotu said they were currently reviewing the Nurse Act, particularly around the code of conduct and code of ethics.

She said nurses should ensure they work according to the Nursing Ethics and Code of Conduct.

Opportunities open to Tongan nurses and apprentices to work in Australia, NZ

Kaniva News reports the opportunity follows an agreement signed by New Zealand and Australian Trade Ministers and representatives from Pacific nations at the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus talks in Brisbane last month.