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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.