Dozens of nurses flashed banners and wielded balloons along Ashburton’s West Street in a fight for better working conditions for healthcare workers.
Many blasts of the horn from motorists were heard, signalling their support for the wearied profession.
Ashburton Hospital’s NZNO delegate Jane Worsfold said the standard of health care was becoming unsafe.
“We need to have more staff to provide the care that we want to provide for patients and making it safe.
“We’re getting through, by the skin of our teeth.”