HSC says doctors helping sexual assault examination program

Winnipeg –

Winnipeg hospital officials say another nurse has resigned from the sexual assault testing program and other medical professionals are stepping in to fill the gap.

Doctors and nurses are on board as new nurses are being trained, said Jennifer Campusti, executive director of acute care services at the Winnipeg Health Science Center.

The Manitoba Nurses Union has been sounding the alarm for months about staffing the program.

Earlier this year, some victims of sexual assault were told not to shower and to come back later.

With recent resignations, seven of the program’s 13 non-regular nurses have left in the last few days.

Cumpsty said the program is now running around the clock rather than full-time nurses, and newly hired full-time nurses are expected to begin deployment by early June after training. It’s a schedule.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on March 23, 2023.

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