@jjhorgan @adriandix @keithbaldrey @steeletalk @PennyDaflos @LisaLaFlammeCTV This evening, I spoke to an RN who works at a city hospital in Vancouver and on Covid units. She is married with children and we chatted for awhile as we were both out shopping. Her husband lost his job
when the pandemic began to appear in BC. So, as a result she is working extra shifts as she said to me many nurses are and also working up to two weeks without days off. Imagine the stressors of the job these days and then not having regular days off. I spoke to her about the
availability of counselling and although as I worked in the same hospital as an RN too (now retired) I was aware there is off site counselling available and was when I worked there too. She requested a counselling session and was told it was going to be available for her
IN SIX MONTHS TIME. Is this satisfactory if an RN is overly stressed yet still having to work in such stressful circumstances, maybe having her mental health deteriorate knowing there is not any help for her at all in the way of support? I strongly believe there needs to be an
immediate task force to establish for each of the hospitals a stress management program and site for nurses to access with available counselling 24/7 as well. Let's see some actual active support for nurses with stress management lounges on site. It is absolutely NOT ACCEPTABLE
these overworked RN's are not being given the support necessary NOW. If this is not done, I predict we will have announcements of suicides of these same nurses who did not receive support needed. Let's get going on this now. A request for @UnrollHelper please and thank you.

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