We’ve all been there.
Sick. Hurt. Worried. Exhausted.
And in those times, we count on our health care system to provide safe, compassionate and quality patient care. Nurses play a critical role by assisting with recovery, offering advice and support, and ensuring we receive the best care possible at every step.
That’s why nurses oppose health cuts to provide safe patient care.
Premier Brian Pallister promised Manitobans “better health care sooner.” However, ongoing cuts continue to put patient care at risk. Following years of health care cuts and closures, Manitobans have fewer options for care, and nurses worry that someday, something will go wrong.
Wait times are up and mandatory overtime is on the rise, which causes burnout and jeopardizes safe patient care. Increasing workload means nurses have less time to spend with each patient. The system is struggling to keep up with the changes, and nurses are being asked to clean up the mess. This is driving nurses out of the system, making it even harder to address the nursing shortage.
The situation is getting worse and Premier Pallister has promised more cuts are on the way.
When the government cuts frontline services, they put care at risk – that’s why nurses are speaking up for patients.
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