THE GSD says it is ‘not the answer’. The government claims it is ‘ill-informed and incorrect’.
But the claim that nurses on fixed-term contracts could be replaced by newly-qualified, less experienced staff has certainly sparked debate.
The opposition has said doctors and nurses have expressed their concern over the issue.
If that is the case, then it does suggest there could be something behind the GSD’s statement. Good, experienced staff – regardless of where they come from – are clearly key to the effective working of an Intensive Care Unit.
And the priority here is the health of Gibraltarians.
That should always be the paramount concern when taking any decisions for the GHA.