Central Morning | Nov 7, 2012 | 10:14
Nurses in Central Prepare for More Cuts
In the summer, nurses in Central Newfoundland gathered in Lewisporte to protest what they're calling job cuts. They say when the new hospital in that community opens, there'll be one less job for an RN on the overnight shift, which they say will endanger patients. Recently, they were speaking out about the proposed new flu shot policy that would require nurses who didn't get it to stay home without pay. Now there's more controversy. Nurses say Central Health officials are visiting rural sites with news of more cuts to the numbers of RNs in the system. Debbie Forward is the president of the nurse's union.