‘We’re on the brink of collapse.’ What eight Ontario nurses have to say on the state of a profession in crisis

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Ontario hospitals are facing the grim reality of a nursing shortage.

Conditions of being overworked and experiencing burnout predate COVID-19, but the pandemic has only exacerbated these issues. Furthermore Bill 124, introduced in 2019, disincentivizes nurses by limiting wage increases. Many nurses have said repealing the bill would go a long way in retaining nurses. Others say removing barriers for internationally educated nurses would help fill in gaps.

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The Star spoke to eight nurses — some still working in the field and others who have left — to hear what they had to say about the state of their profession…

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