2018-02-07 from cbc.ca

The head of a union representing 7,500 nurses in the province says that she's feeling more optimistic after meeting with Health Minister Gaétan Barrette Tuesday evening.

"The commitments that I received from the minister today were that he's going to make things happen and that we'll see results soon," said Nancy Bédard, president of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé (FIQ) following the two-hour meeting.

Nurses in the province have been complaining about mandatory overtime requirements and staffing issues that leave them caring for too many patients at once.

One nurse in the Eastern Townships recently shared her day-to-day experiences in a social media post.

She explained how she is exhausted and stressed after finishing a shift where she was the only nurse on the floor to care for more than 70 patients.

That lengthy post was shared more than 50,000 times,

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