LEWISPORTE – The Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union protested the loss of five registered nurses at North Haven Manor once the new facility is complete.
Currently the site operates as a long-term care facility from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and also functions as an after-hours clinic with two RNs, two licensed practical nurses, and two personal care attendants for the 15 surrounding communities. The level of care the new Central Health Newfoundland staffing model will provide is a concern to president of the NLNU, Debbie Forward.
“What the registered nurses are concerned about is having just one registered nurse in the building and the responsibility, and I think the one thing that really tips it over is the fact that they do have a responsibility of overseeing the long-term care resident,” she said.
After the new facility is built, the after-hours clinic will have one RN staffed with four LPNs and four PCAs.
Look for full coverage in the Aug. 29 issue of The Pilot.