Canada headed for nursing shortage ‘beyond anything we’ve ever experienced’: experts.

Written: Ashleigh Stewart This month, Sonja Bernhard is giving up the full-time nursing career she’s held for 14 years. The St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton nurse says chronic understaffing, limited resources, constant overtime and poor pay, fuelled by surging rates of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, led her to take a part-time role, which she’ll supplement with another job that pays $6 less per hour. Despite knowing the profession needs her now more than ever, she says she simply cannot work under such “dangerous” conditions any […]

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