ref date:19 Nov 2001 (HEA)
Labour admits Scotland is short of nurses
Susan Deacon, health minister is set to spend a lot of cash on advertising to try
and get new recruits into nursing in Scotland. However the SNP say why bother when the
morale is low, the salaries low and the job so difficult due to budgetary constraints?
Ms Deacon said: "Today's convention is about telling the story of the NHS like it is.
It is a fact that there are shortages of nurses in Scotland, but those shortages are as often of the right skills and experience as of numbers. Similarly, there are problems with morale, but those problems have no simple cause and no single solution"
Westminster doesn't give a dam about the Scots, all they want is votes for THEIR TWO PARTIES,
Labour and Tory.