Nurses protest
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Nurses go on strike at Lisbon’s Santa Maria hospital: operations cancelled

Around 30 nurses held a protest outside Lisbon’s Santa Maria hospital this morning, demanding the urgent hiring of more nurses, an end to stretchers (carrying patients) in the corridors, and proper recognition of the value and worth of the profession. The demo is due to end this afternoon, but it has meant cancelled operations and appointments. A national nurses strike is scheduled for roughly two weeks time (May 12).