Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Adequate Nurse Staffing Stressed As Saint Lucia Observed Nurses Week

Press Release:-  The St. Lucia Nurses Association recently commemorated Nurses Week with an Educational Conference at the Finance Administrative Building.

In Saint Lucia, Nurses Week was celebrated under the theme, “Safe staffing, saves lives.”

President of the St. Lucia Nurses Association Alicia Baptiste spoke on the importance of safe staffing as to ensure the delivery of quality patient care.

“Nurses have an integral role in the health care system. State mandated staffing ratio are necessary to ensure the safety of patients and nurses. Adequate nurse staffing is key to patient care and nurse retention, while inadequate staffing endangers patients and drives nurses from their profession.”

Minister for Health & Wellness Sen. Hon. Mary Isaac commended the nurses for their dedication and hard work towards career and patients.

“Even if you have the aptitude to do the sciences, it does not translate into safe nursing. It does not translate into even nursing. Nursing may not even be the thing for you cause the profession is an extremely important profession. You are taking care of people’s life and that is what makes it so important.”


Sen. Hon. Mary Isaac also appealed to the nurses to continue providing their great service to Saint Lucians.



  1. We have seen women in charge of healthcare from Sarah to Alvina to Mary and majority of nurses are women yet nurses don’t get a fair deal. Sad sad reality

  2. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the superb job being done by nursing and medical staff at the st.jude hospital despite the challenges they are faced with on a daily basis. God bless you and God bless the heard working man and woman.

    In another breath I would like to point a finger at the cold non chalant attitude of the female nursing staff at the Victoria hospital. Shame on you for not upholding your oath. Dont take out your stress and dissatisfaction with your life on patients.

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