Canada was already desperately short of nurses before COVID-19. Now nurses say they’re hanging on by a thread

When the Clinton Public Hospital emergency department had to close its doors on the August long weekend because it didn’t have enough nurses to operate, Holly Braecker was embarrassed. “I mean, we work so hard, and it felt like we kind of let the community down that day,” said Braecker, a registered nurse who, four years into her career, is one of the newer staff members in the small rural hospital about 80 kilometres north of London, Ont., near the […]

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