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PETERS – On the RIH nurse shortage, Interior Health is lying in bed it made

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NURSES AND SUPPORT STAFF at Royal Inland Hospital — the ones who are left — are scared.

They’re scared they are going to get COVID-19 — and they might.

They’re scared they are going to burn out — and they might.

And they’re scared that if they talk about their workplace to local reporters or on social media, their Interior Health managers will punish them or bully them into silence.

It is notoriously difficult to get RIH nurses and support staff on the record because they fear reprisal from their employer.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – On the RIH nurse shortage, Interior Health is lying in bed it made

  1. I think the Jim Pattison Group would take over the Health Care portfolio. It would be interesting.
    And the City of Kamloops while at it.

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