Jamaican Nurse Gives her Country a Failing Grade
Sade Williams, says Jamaica will never benefit from her services anymore, the 35-year-old registered nurse, immigrated to the United States in 2018 after she worked for five years in the public health care system at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).
She alleged that the horrors experienced at the Type A facility by her caused her to move to the US, she now works in Atlanta, Georgia. The constant disrespect of nurses left a bitter taste in her mouth.
She fled the country at the first opportunity she got, as she has the desire for a higher standard of living.
Before she returns and gives her services to Jamaica as an ICU (intensive care unit) nurse she’d prefer to retire and work at a Walmart, she revealed. That is how strongly she feels about the treatment of nurses on the island.
Her comments were mentioned during a time when public discourse grows about brain drain after the Government decided to offer of a 2.5 per cent wage increase to public sector workers for the 2021/2022 fiscal year after negotiations.
Nurses are now ranking high among professionals who choose to leave the country to seek favourable professional opportunities elsewhere.
Last month, the nurse who administered the Covid-19 vaccine shot to Michael Sharpe got threats after he was hospitalized and after he died, the threats turned into death threats.
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