The U.K. has had a nursing shortage for damn near 20-years and yet STILL has a shortage. Doesn’t that strike anyone else as curious?
It’s damn curious to me because the law of supply and demand states that when a commodity becomes scarce like, oh I don’t know, like maybe NURSES that nursing wages would rise and that higher income level would encourage more people to become nurses and then there would after a period of time of no more than 3-5 years, that equilibrium would be restored.
Guess what didn’t happen? Ok then, guess what did happen?
Lot’s of sketchy nurses arrive to depress wages, the shortages continues, and that in turn brings more sketchy nurses. Then patients die because of bad nursing care. Lather, rinse, repeat! This isn’t just in England, it’s also happening in the U.S. and Canada.