That's not front-line
Re: Front-line, and proud (Letters, NewsLeader, June 22)
I wish to respond to Wendy J. Scott’s letter. Mayor Corrigan was correct in stating there are no front-line nurses on the Burnaby Hospital Community Consultation Committee. Ms. Scott may think of herself as a front-line nurse but by her own account has not been a front-line nurse in over 20 years, and has never worked for Burnaby Hospital. To call herself a front-line nurse is insulting to those of us working and providing direct care to patients. She is in fact the owner of a private for profit nursing agency called Nurse Next Door. A company that benefits directly from the provincial government cuts to healthcare and homecare/home support. She is not a front-line nurse.
RN (staff nurse)