The Pacific’s nursing crisis

Pacific nurses during COVID
Pacific nurses during COVID

'An unprecedented shortage'

Pacific Heads of Health have heard that the shortage of skilled nurses in the region is “unprecedented and poses a threat to the stability, accessibility and quality of essential care delivered at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.”

Concerns about the nursing shortage were raised in a number of papers provided to the Heads of Health (HoH) ahead of their regional summit this month.

The papers, which have been produced by the Pacific Community (SPC), note that this is not a new concern . . .

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