Solutions to nursing crisis close at hand — HEU

News release

Major new study to be released Wednesday says health care system wastes untapped potential of Licensed Practical Nurses, Care Aides who can help address nursing shortage

The 46,000-member Hospital Employees’ Union will release a major new study tomorrow that points to broad-based solutions to the nursing shortage facing B.C.’s hospitals, long-term care facilities and community health agencies.

The result of a 15-month joint project between health care unions and health employers, the study looks at how Licensed Practical Nurses and Care Aides are underutilized in the delivery of nursing care in this province.

Copies of the report will be available at the press conference.

What:      HEU releases major new study that proposes solutions to the nursing shortage When:      12:15 p.m., Wednesday, October 25 Where:     Plaza 500 Hotel (Cambie & 12th Ave. in Vancouver) Granville B Who:        HEU secretary-business manager Chris Allnutt                  LPNs and Care Aides from across B.C.

-30- For more information, please contact: Margi Blamey, communications officer, 714-1597