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It’s a very high-risk job right now, the sooner we can have this vaccine, the better for every one
“I’ve been working in distribution for 19 years at the hospital. What I do for my job is everything coming from our warehouse goes into the receiving area. And from the receiving...
Getting patients moving, so they keep their strength while they’re recovering, is a big part of rehabilitation
“I’ve been an HEU member for 20 years in July. I work as a Rehabilitation Assistant on a surgical floor. My position is to support the physiotherapist and the occupational...
I tested positive for COVID back in March 2020
“I tested positive for COVID back in March 2020, and was hospitalized. It was quite scary. I was in the high acuity unit for five or six days, and then I got moved down to a...
We keep the hospital running when it comes to heat, water, toilets, electricity, locks, and even cosmetically
“A lot of people don’t think we’re high-risk or frontline. I disagree with that because we do go into what they call the ‘hot zones’. If something needs to be taken care of, then...
I became a robot. I worked and came home. I did that for five months.
"When COVID came so abruptly, there were many changes: staff changes, people leaving, people taking on other professions in clinical areas. Many housekeepers had left due to the...
I did something to save a life
“I feel proud as a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician because we are the backbone of the OR. If we do not provide the correct surgical instruments and supplies that are...
I love working with the patients, the nurses and doctors
“I’m a Housekeeper, and since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve been working in the Emergency Room (ER) at the hospital. On top of the daily duties that I have, like cleaning...
My job is very gratifying
“As a Dispatch Supply Technician, I coordinate, lead and dispatch the activities for our Logistics Drivers to set up mobile blood clinics around the Lower Mainland, where people...
I can’t hug my children or grandchildren, and that hurts
“It’s been a tough year. I have grandchildren that I don’t get to see because of the provincial health orders. My daughter is pregnant; she’s due in July, so I’m really hoping to...
When there was an outbreak at my work site, I contracted COVID-19
“I work as a receiver in the kitchen. That means that I’m responsible for receiving and managing the food supply that’s needed by our kitchen staff. I’ve been working in the...