The province will face a shortage of 7,300 nurses in five years and 23,000 nurses in 15 years, according to the latest projections by the Quebec Order of Nurses.
JANICE TIBBETTS AND RENE BRUEMMER,
‘The Canadian Nurses Association estimates there will be a shortfall of 78,000 nurses by 2011 and 113,000 by 2016 because the number of new nurses is not keeping pace with retirements.’
'There's such a heavy shortage of nurses … that we don't necessarily see in the other regions of Quebec.'— Elizabeth Leduc, Outaouais nurses union.