VA nurses picket over working conditions | Arkansas Blog

Monday, June 26, 2017

VA nurses picket over working conditions

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 10:13 AM

  • Marci Manley/KARK
KATV reports that nurses at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Little Rock picketed today about understaffing at the hospital that they say puts patient care at risk.

The VA has responded by saying it has put a plan in place to address the complaints, but also said:

Fierce competition in the local labor market, medical/surgical staff transfers, budgeting constrictions, and other personnel challenges are all affecting our nursing staff numbers.
About 30 nurses signed a letter about working conditions sent to the VA inspector general and the state Board of Nursing.

Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (23)

Showing 1-23 of 23

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-23 of 23

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • TGIF open line

    Another week done. Today's video roundup leads with the looming government shutdown.
    • Jan 19, 2018
  • Former legislator arrested for theft

    The Texarkana Gazette reports that Fonda Hawthorne, who served one term in the state House as a Democrat from Ashdown in 2013 and 2014, was arrested this week for theft — making some $16,000 in questionable charges on the debit card of the Little River Chamber of Commerce, of which she is executive director.
    • Jan 19, 2018
  • Legislative Council approves dicamba ban

    The Legislative Council today signed off without discussion on a Plant Board rule to ban the use of the herbicide dicamba between April 16 and Oct. 31.
    • Jan 19, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation