Alberta nurses losing jobs...any thoughts?


Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

They're going to reduce costs without reducing care? Reduce costs by reducing nurses but not reduce care? Do these people even hear themselves?

I left Alberta in 1987 but it's really no different anywhere, regardless of what kind of health delivery system you have. Nursing payroll is always the biggest cost in hospitals and that's where the bean-counters always look to cut. But magically the care is supposed to stay the same. How do they think that is going to be managed?

I'm so sick of the same battles and the same b.s. going round and round, decade after decade. So glad to be retired. Now I'm just going to eat vegetables and try never to get sick.

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

I know, it's so disheartening. I'm afraid to get sick!


Specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg. Has 20 years experience.

Same BS, different day. I am afraid to get sick and need the hospital also, just scary.

There is no way to cut the number of nurses and not cut care. I worked in Calif when they implemented the ratios and the hospital I worked at just cut other staff and dumped more work on the nurses, time spent with pts decreased, then later add the computer and further decrease. We are not headed in the right direction and haven't been for a long time.

And not sure about that area but where are that many nurses going to be able to get a job.

Edited by Daisy4RN