Nurses back on night shift

Fiji Times, May 27, 2005

Nurses at an island hospital are working midnight shifts again after the hospital's generator was installed two weeks ago.

A senior staff member speaking from Lakeba Hospital yesterday said the nurses were glad to be attending to their midnight shift again under proper lighting lights.

"Shifts at the Lakeba Hospital are back to normal and the nurses are attending to the midnight shift again," the senior staff said.

At the beginning of the month, this newspaper highlighted nurses at the hospital boycotting the midnight shift because there was no electricity provided until the early hours of the morning.

The nurses boycotted the shift for two weeks, leaving senior officials to attend to patients.

Public Workers Department workers travelling to the island for the Lau Provincial Council meeting and the traditional lifting of mourning for the late President, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, helped install the hospital's new generator.

The generator had been lying idle in the hospital compound for several months.

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