NSNU President Janet Hazelton says nurses can take on Extra Roles as the Province faces Doctor Shortages

Posted at 8:51 am on May 12, 2017 | Filed Under: News

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Nova Scotia Nurses Union President Janet Hazelton

the country, and particularly in Nova Scotia, where we are experiencing a doctor shortage.

Janet Hazelton is President of the Nova Scotia Nurses Union, and a former resident of Antigonish. She says that nurses should be able to take on extra roles during situations like this to help process patients quicker. Nurses are willing and able to do the work:
Hazelton says we need to look at the needs of particular communities and decide how to staff clinics that are short doctors.