Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses (MUMN), member of EFN, is currently having protesting actions in front of the Ministry of Health due to the government bringing MUMN to court following protests and conflicts with the health minister on the huge shortage of nurses in Malta.
The EFN representing over 3 million nurses from 36 European Union member national nursing organisations, stands in solidarity with the Malta Union of Midwives & Nurses. As such, the EFN sent a letter of support towards MUMN and the Maltese nurses, condemning the Malta government court action.
We really hope that the Maltese government will give a positive signal and engages with MUMN to develop a supporting strategy for recruitment and retention and invest in a resilient nursing workforce to address the growing nursing shortage in Malta. We need to BUILD resilient healthcare systems in the EU. All EU Member States have shortage of nurses. EU Action is needed now !
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