Group tackles nurses’ dismissals

Newsday, June 12, 2007 The Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) is calling for the Nursing Council to have a “speedy hearing” for the nurse and enrolled nursing assistant (ENA) fired by the North-Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) on May 25, for second degree burns suffered by newborn Justin Paul on April 17 at Mt Hope Women’s Hospital. The Council is the regulatory body for nurses for adjudication in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives Registration Act No 30 of 1960. Following investigations, Health Minister John Rahael announced on May 24 that the nurses were fired and the matter referred to the Nursing Council for action. In a newspaper advertisement on Sunday, the TTRNA said it empathised with the family of Paul recognising the pain caused by the injury and did not condone any act or acts which jeopardised the health and welfare of patients. ... Group