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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:47 PM

Sinai-Grace workers say they were told to leave hospital after COVID-19 sit-in

Source: The Detroit News

Detroit — A group of nightshift emergency room nurses and attendings were told to leave DMC's Sinai-Grace hospital late Sunday night after they staged a sit-in to demand more support to treat a surge of COVID-19 patients, they said.

Health care workers say each nurse is single-handedly tending to 20 or more patients at a time and forced to continuously wear the same personal protective equipment for 24 hours.

Sal Hadwan, an emergency room attending who was dismissed, told The Detroit News that he and nurses staged the sit-in inside their breakroom to voice concerns to management before their shift started Sunday night at the westside hospital.

"We need more help because we’ve been working under extreme conditions," said Hadwan, who has worked at the hospital for three years. "We told them we need additional staff and went to check on patients.

"Four hours later, at 11:30 p.m., (management) asked us what is your final decision? We said we're sticking up for what we believe in. At that point, we were told, you can leave."

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2020/04/06/dmc-sinai-grace-hospital-workers-told-leave-over-sit-in/2953168001/




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demmiblue Apr 6 OP
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yaesu Apr 6 #2
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 02:56 PM

1. Need more help? Fire some people...that'll fix it!!!

Idjits rule the planet.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:22 PM

2. I wonder is this is the same Detroit corporate hospital chain that is performing 500+ tests on

patients with tRumps magic formula per Pence's announcement.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:57 PM

3. No PPE's or to Continuously Wear The Same Virus-Ridden Ones all Day?

I'd leave there in a flash.

Not only are the healthcare workers at risk of illness or death, but so are their families and other patients.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:55 PM

4. So, where are they going to find replacement

for the medical staff? The White House?

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:04 PM

5. That's the first place they should call

Trump, Jared and Ivanka could lend a helping hand in those conditions.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:07 PM

6. The Day Shift stayed and worked all night for a total of 24 hours

They are totally in support of their nightshift colleagues. 20:1 is insane. I don't even know how to do that.

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