Nurses are leaving the profession in worrying numbers

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Invited: Patty Winsa, Data Reporter for The Star

We’ve all seen the enormous price front-line workers paid during COVID-19. Nurses have been at the forefront of this battle in clinics, hospitals, and long-term care homes. Almost two years after the pandemic, nurses are leaving the profession in worrying numbers. While COVID-19 has added to burnout and kicked nurses off work, the shortage has actually been making its way into Ontario and Canadian hospitals for years. Data reporter Patty Winsa explains how severe the current nursing shortage is and why it is happening.

Saba Eitizaz is a co-host and producer on the Star podcast team. She is based in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @sabaeitizaz
Nurse Birgit Umaigba listens to speeches and shows her support at a protest in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square.

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