Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG. x-08s. Seventeen nurse positions are being cut at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says among those affected is a senior nurse specialist who was responsible for educating others on caring for burn patients. A similar position is being eliminated in H-S-C's trauma unit. Authority spokeswoman Lori Lamont says the specialists are not as hands-on as frontline staff, and guidelines they helped develop are now well known by existing nurses and managers.

("...those national standards.") (SOURCE:CTV Winnipeg)

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TAG: The Manitoba Nurse's Union says care could suffer by downloading more to overworked nurses. The authority is dealing with an 83-million-dollar cost-saving program mandated by the provincial government. …

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