Nurses at odds with PHA, health minister



A new shift system requiring nurses to work more hours with the same pay has the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) at odds with the Public Hospital’s Authority (PHA) and Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands.

The new system will require nurses to work five days on with two days off rather than the four days on and four days off they currently work.

Dr. Sands said the old system represents a 20 per cent decrease in the number of hours worked and with a shortage of nurses in the country, which is unacceptable.

The union is expected to hold a press conference later today to clarify its position on the new proposed shift change and other outstanding issues.


This is wrong…they takes years to confirm nurses then they owe years of monies….plus DPH have already started the family island nurses on this schedule without approval. Yet the union does nothing….

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