Salary increase for nurses

first_imgFollowing much deliberation and representation being made in the interest of nurses, they can now expect a pay raise before the end of 2019. This was hinted at by Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Public Health Ministry, Colette Adams, who noted that this is “good news” for the nurses.“The Ministry of Public Health takes nursing and the nursing profession seriously. We looked at all of the demands, and we try to fix what we can, and I want to bring good news to you nurses, and that is you will have your increase in salary,” Colette Adams is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Adams was at the time speaking to nurses in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) at the first event in observances of Nurses Week 2019.Adams assured that the Ministry has long sought to have this particular issue resolved. She added that while nurses stand to benefit, the increase will be applied to all healthcare workers in the public health system.“This increase is because we lobbied, we talked, we took your cases where it was ought to be heard and we were successful and I want to say this is not only for the nurses, but for all healthcare workers, because we are looking to spread the increases across the board the doctors, the nurses even to the assistant nurses and patient care assistants.”The PS noted that this is just the beginning of a push to safeguard the future of the nursing profession in Guyana. More specifically, the Ministry is looking to have more specialised nurses in the system.Further, Adams noted that as the health sector develops, there is an increasing demand for complex nursing care especially at secondary health care institutions and the only tertiary main referral establishment in Guyana, the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).“When we put a nurse in the theatre, that nurse would have had that training to perform all the theatre work. We are not looking at nurses generally anymore, the world is changing and we have to look to have a more diverse and developed nursing profession… nurses will be paid across the board according to their professional training.”It was stressed that even as the Ministry seeks to do more for the nursing profession, a higher level of service is expected. “If we are going to pay you better, serve us better.”last_img read more

Shortage of Arsenal goals is worrying, admits Arsene Wenger

first_img Arsenal have six goals in their last eight games in all competitions 1 Arsene Wenger has conceded his Arsenal side must find a quick answer to their lack of goals in recent weeks.The Gunners go into the weekend two points off the top of the Premier League and travel to face long-term adversaries Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.Wenger saw his side blow the Red Devils apart with a scintillating start to their meeting at the Emirates Stadium in October – scoring all three goals in their 3-0 win inside the opening 19 minutes.But, with six goals in their last eight games in all competitions, such a performance has not looked close to materialising of late.In the last week, Wenger has seen his side held to a 0-0 draw by Sky Bet Championship side Hull in the FA Cup fifth round and then lose 2-0 to Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday night.They go to Old Trafford having won their last league game in the dying embers of a clash with leaders Leicester, with former United forward Danny Welbeck grabbing the injury-time winner.Wenger will be hoping his return can add more goals to a faltering frontline having admitted he is concerned by Arsenal’s form in front of goal.“That’s a good question – and it’s a bad answer,” he replied when asked why his team had stopped scoring.“If I had an obvious answer…. It’s going through my head at the moment. I agree that our goals have dried up seriously and we have to find a solution. I’m conscious of that.“There’s many aspects that I analyse at the moment and we have to find a quick answer.”The 3-0 victory in north London on October 4 has been hailed by Wenger as their best result of the campaign so far – despite also beating Manchester City and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium.“We had a good performance against (United),” he said.“I think we took them a little bit by surprise and we played at a high pace from the start and closed down well early on. We need to play at that pace again.“We had some good results at the Emirates, we beat City, we beat Bayern and United but it was maybe one of our best.“I was surprised we were 3-0 up. You expect always a good performance.”last_img read more