Vernon City Council throws support behind nurses

CHBC News, May 11, 2011 Vernon City Council is throwing its support behind a campaign calling for more beds at the local hospital. Vernon nurses have been vocal in their demands for the government to fund more acute care beds at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, with appropriate nursing resources and operating funds to match. Their purple ribbon campaign was launched in response to chronic and severe overcrowding at the facility. After nurses made a presentation at a Vernon City Council meeting, councilors voted unanimously to endorse the nurses’ campaign and lobby the province for an increase in beds at VJH. ... Vernon