Reducing nurses not the answer

NANAIMO – Re: Changes at hospital threaten patients, Letters, May 18.

To the Editor,

Re: Changes at hospital threaten patients, Letters, May 18.

Nancy Brown is quite right to be alarmed.

On the first floor at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, the projected cut is 25 per cent of registered nursing staff to be replaced by people who have a few weeks training and are unable to take a temperature or blood pressure.

Is that any way to care for people who have had a heart attack?

Laara Dalen

RN, Floor 1

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital