Oahu Nurses Show Support for Kauai

KGMB9, July 13, 2006

Striking nurses at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kauai got a boost from their Oahu colleagues today. Members of the Hawaii Nurses Association along with three other local unions marched on the headquarters of the Hawaii Pacific Health Corporation, which operates Wilcox Hospital.

Nurses there walked off the job June 24 because of a dispute over the nurse-to-patient ratio. The hospital says it has an acuity system in place, but the nurses say the system doesn't work. ... Oahu