Quebec nurses pan ‘barbaric’ working conditions amid staffing crisis in ERs

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Front-line nurses in Quebec are speaking out about their difficult working conditions that lead them to flee the public sector in droves, in turn leaving ERs across the province in a nursing crunch. (CBC)


(Sabrina Jonas/ CBC News) — Nurses in Quebec are detailing the dismal work conditions that are prompting them to leave the public sector in droves, departures that have triggered a staffing crisis at emergency rooms across the province.

They are also pushing the provincial government to take more drastic steps to address the situation before it deteriorates further.

The nursing shortage has already been blamed for the looming closure of hospital ERs in Montreal’s east end. (…)

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