Nurses are concerned with government plan for "patient focused funding"

The plan opens the door to more uncertainty and dislocation, when nurses are already stretched to the limit and health authorities are cutting services and staff to balance their budgets. British Columbia Nurses’ Union, April 12, 2010 Nurses have serious concerns with the so-called "patient focused funding" plan unveiled today by the provincial government. The plan would replace already inadequate hospital funding that's forcing health authorities to close operating rooms, reduce beds and cut nurses, with a dubious scheme to pay hospitals based on the number of patients served and how quickly they can be sent home. ... Nurses