The Board of Directors of the general nursing staff of PASYDY concluded that the situation in the hospitals is extremely difficult, which warns with the assignment of responsibilities in case a risk exposure due to understaffing is documented, not excluding recourse to justice.
In today's meeting, the Board of Directors of the Branch reviewed the whole situation prevailing in the state hospitals on a pan-Cypriot basis, while the members were also informed about the current image of the hospitals.
“It is a common finding that the situation in hospitals is now extremely difficult. The staff is exhausted, it feels that it has been abandoned and has lost its trust in the State, in the Ministry of Health and in the Administrations of the hospitals “, states a statement of PASYDY.
“The position of the Board of the Branch is that the nursing staff has the obligation / responsibility to provide safe nursing care to patients, but also has the responsibility to protect himself and his family, and therefore we demand an end to the trend of “Discounts on the safe staffing of covid departments. In the event that a risk exposure due to understaffing is documented, then we will not hesitate to seek accountability, not excluding recourse to justice,” the industry adds.
The industry notes that it considers it unthinkable to allow the safety of patients and staff to be sacrificed on the altar of saving money.
It also expresses “our deep concern and at the same time our disappointment at the non-substantial involvement of the private sector in the overall effort to tackle the pandemic.”
The nursing branch of PASYDY notes that the Ministry of Health should request the immediate involvement of the private sector, providing intensive care units / beds at the disposal of the Health Services, as well as beds for patients with covid and non covid, these measures will balance the difficult situation of state hospitals.
(KYPE / GSA / HF)