4 sex assault nurse examiners resign in wake of premier’s comments – CBC

Blaine Higgs cited ‘lack of compassion’ in case of woman denied examination at Fredericton hospital

Oct 05, 2022

At least four sexual assault nurse examiners have resigned from an already understaffed program in the wake of comments by the New Brunswick premier and a health authority executive about a Fredericton victim being turned away, which one nurse described as a “slap in the face.”

Two nurses have left the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program in the Fredericton area, the Horizon Health Network confirmed.

Another two have left the program in the Upper River Valley area, said Horizon spokesperson Kris McDavid, while Fredericton SANE nurse Janet Matheson said the actual number is three.

“It’s just the feeling of disrespect that we got and by not getting a public apology, we just felt disrespected,” said Matheson, who is still with the program.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/sexual-assault-nurse-examiners-resigned-fredericton-upper-river-valley-horizon-1.6599107

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