Jamaica is facing a crisis as specialized nurses leave the island to take jobs in North America and Europe.
The exodus has forced Jamaican hospitals to reschedule some complex surgeries because of a lack of nursing staff on their wards.
James Moss-Solomon, the chairman of the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, says the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom are, in his words, "poaching" Jamaica's most critical nurses.
"Specialist nurses is the problem. We have tons of regular nurses," he says.