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Jobs Impacted in Early Plans for New Adult Mental Health Facility: NAPE

NAPE is sounding the alarm saying that jobs are already being impacted by plans for the new Adult Mental Health Facility.

NAPE was notified via a memo last week that jobs would be impacted in the coming weeks and months as 40 beds are being transitioned into “community and LTC (long-term care)” as part of the process of moving to the New Adult Mental Health Acute Facility.

“There are more questions than answers at this point, but we have members who are extremely concerned about what this means for them – and what could be next,” said NAPE President Jerry Earle. “Is this the tip of the iceberg in the transition to the new mental health facility?”

The memo outlines a plan to cut the number of geriatric transition beds from 40 to zero by the end of this year. NAPE says that the total impact on jobs across classifications is also not clear at this time, but it appears as if the number of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) will go from 25 (including current vacancies) to none by the end of this process.


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