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OPERATING ROOM NURSE SHORTAGE: Vancouver hospital agrees with BCNU that it must improve work conditions


A shortage of nurses to work in operating rooms at Vancouver General Hospital is due to long shifts, on top of nurses not completing orĀ flunkingĀ tests they must pass to work in surgery settings, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) now says. 771 more words

Medicine Matters

Nurses flunking tests is causing surgery delays at Vancouver's biggest hospital. But good news for one patient.


Executives at Vancouver General Hospital are unable to explain why so many nurses failed a six-month post graduate course to become operating room nurses. 741 more words

Vancouver Sun

B.C. Nurses Union and province announce program to boost safety as violent attacks on health care staff rise

For Rhonda Bennett, the attack came out of nowhere and without warning.

The Vancouver General Hospital nurse was helping a distraught patient who was trying to rip a tube out of his chest. 907 more words


Vancouver General Hospital

Operated by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Vancouver General Hospital, or VGH as it is locally known, is the largest facility in the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center group of medical facilities, as well as the second largest hospital in Canada, after The Ottawa Hospital. 58 more words

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