We are battling this within our department. 1 nurse and 1 mechanic are still working from day 1 of the program, 30 years ago. We have several more nurses and medics around 55-60 who are looking at other options for non-clinical work or retirement.The question is how many of them will decide to retire instead.
Our positions will be filled, we always operate at a minimum full time staff level. Time will tell if the hospital fills other positions after people will retire. The health network has not laid off anyone off, ever, but we have cut positions as people retired or moved to other departments.