Unqualified Nurses Allowed To Work For As Long As Six Months!
That nurse who looked after you or your child at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital last week might have previously failed the General Nursing Examination.
The story of this outrageous abuse is carried in the Nation News article Nurses Must Go.
The Nigerian nurses were hired, brought to Barbados and allowed to work even though they were not qualified and could not pass the basic nursing exam.
Even after this expose, the National Union of Public Workers has the stupidity to insist that the recently fired unqualified nurses be paid for the entire two years of their contract.
As to the previous and current Ministers of Health… what do they say about this idiocy? What do the hospital Board of Directors have to say for themselves?
Apparently the professional “journalists” at the Nation News never thought to interview anybody in charge and ask some deep professional questions like, “Have you lost your mind?” or “What the hell were you thinking when you hired unqualified nurses to look after our children?”
What is it that our leaders don’t get about setting and maintaining standards for the public good?
One of the jobs of governments everywhere is to set and enforce standards that are in the public interest – especially in critical areas where mistakes can cause grave consequences.
We don’t let plumbers or carpenters or teachers wake up on Monday and decide that they now want to fly airliners or design office buildings on Tuesday!
But we allowed unqualified nurses to treat our sick and injured.
We’re there any “incidents” involving unqualified nurses? Were any patients injured?
Will somebody please tell me why the QEH Board of Directors shouldn’t be fired this minute?