Health Care Employee
I have been working in the hospital for 31 years and do support the nurse-patient ratio that our union is presenting for this contract and hope you will too. If you have ever been in hospital you know that your nurse is an important person in your recovery. I have also been very sick and know both sides of the hospital bed.
Our floor in the Halifax Infirmary has had many new staff of late and they have felt the extra stress of caring for six to eight patients at times and you cannot properly care for that many sick people. It can lead to burnout, illness, fear, stress and discouraged frustrated nurses, angry families because the care is substandard due to lack of staff to properly care for their loved one.
Please help us and support us. you or your family member may be very sick some day and you want to receive the safest best care possible. Thank you.