7 Feb 2019

Experienced nurses leaving Solomons for better working conditions

From , 5:04 am on 7 February 2019

Solomon Islands is losing a lot of experienced nurses to neighbouring Pacific countries because of low pay and poor working conditions.

This is according to the general secretary of the Solomon Islands Nurses Association, Steve Maitani.

The association is preparing for a nationwide strike after the government failed to increase nurses' allowances last month.

Mr Maitani says every day nurses go the extra mile, working very long hours with very little to show for it.

He told Koroi Hawkins the association is saying enough is enough.

Portrait of a young smiling nurse

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