KATV reports that nurses at the Veterans Affairs hospital
NURSES DEMONSTRATING: At VA.
in Little Rock picketed today about understaffing at the hospital that they say puts patient care at risk.
The VA has responded by saying it has put a plan in place to address the complaints, but also said:
Fierce competition in the local labor market, medical/surgical staff transfers, budgeting constrictions, and other personnel challenges are all affecting our nursing staff numbers.
About 30 nurses signed a letter about working conditions sent to the VA inspector general and the state Board of Nursing.