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Nurse in New Zealand reinstated after whistle blowing

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 26 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:811
  1. Charles Essex

    A senior nurse in New Zealand who warned the minister of health about the release of a dangerous psychiatric patient has been reinstated on the orders of the Employment Court after being suspended by his employers on full pay. Neil Pugmire, who works as a charge nurse at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital secure unit in Wanganui, wrote last May to the former minister of health warning about the release of …

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