Concerns on issues of job security have been expressed by nursing professionals in the wake of viral social media reports suggesting the termination of hundreds, is pending.
The claims stem from a recording circulated via popular social media platform Whatsapp with an unidentified speaker commenting on alleged plans by the government to sever employment of nurses.
In the wake of claims presented by the by the unidentified speaker, a Prime Minister Allen Chastanet took to social media to , issued a statement via his Facebook page dismissing the claims as false, stating “
“ As of yesterday a post has been circulating on social media stating that the Government through a Cabinet memo had taken a course of action with regards to staff of the Victoria Hospital. I want to reassure all workers at VH that this post is categorically untrue and no such Cabinet memo exists. No such memo has gone out to the Min of Health, Nurses Association or anyone,”
Prime Minister Chastenet further emphasised the government’s position that no jobs will be lost as a result of the transition to the Owen King EU Hospital, labelling the creator of the post, as “irresponsible” .