BC Nurses’ Union shows Island Health that CDMR isn’t working
The BC Nurses’ union has provided evidence to Island Health, showing how care delivery model redesign, or CDMR, is preventing nurses from delivering safe patient care.
On Thursday, the BCNU went to Island Health’s board meeting to present 100 examples of just that.
Jo Salken, Pacific Rim Regional Chair, says nurses have been filling out professional responsibility forms at the end of their shifts, detailing specific instances where they couldn’t meet standards.
She says cuts to the number of nurses on key units has left the hospital short-staffed.
Salken says, after claiming is was about improving patient care, Island Health has finally publicly admitted CDMR is about saving money.
She says the issue goes to arbitration in April, and that’ll be a long process.