A PC Government will resolve our nursing shortage and protect nurses

Platform17 September 2018

Fredericton, NB: New Brunswick’s nurses have not had a champion in Brian Gallant. Under his leadership, the nursing shortage has worsened, and that means cancelled surgeries and longer wait times. With 41% of nurses poised to retire, our situation is about to go from bad to worse.

“From burnout to workplace violence, to issues with certification testing, our nurses are struggling,” says Blaine Higgs, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. “Our nurses are there for us when we need them. Now it’s our turn to be there for them.”

Today Mr. Higgs committed to:

Working with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Nurses Union, the RHAs, l’Université de Moncton, the University of New Brunswick and our community colleges to develop a strategy to train, recruit and retain more nurses.

Increasing opportunities for Nurse Practitioners in New Brunswick.

“Our nurses need to be able to count on government to provide a workplace that is safe and productive – so they can use their skills effectively,” says Higgs. “We know how valuable our nurses are, and we will not let them down.”