Health Ministry plan to train more nurses delayed
If more nurses are not trained, the new hospital slated to open in Ashdod in three years will have a tough time filling its 700-800 nursing positions.
It has been only two weeks since the end of the nurses strike, which highlighted the shortage of nurses in the public health care system. Nonetheless, senior Health Ministry officials now say the ministry's plan to open new nursing programs in the hope of significantly increasing the number of nurses in Israel over the next few years is being delayed due to bureaucratic hurdles imposed by the Council for Higher...
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