Members Stories

“I’m on the ferry right now headed to the Island to deliver blood to the hospital and pick up blood from our blood donor clinic. We make this trip three times a week to the North...
“I work in the intensive care unit (ICU) and the cardiac ward at the hospital as a housekeeper. I’ve been there for 14 years. I’ve worked during three different outbreaks during...
“I work as a housekeeper at a long term care facility. My day is spent cleaning the residents’ rooms, their wheelchairs, beds, and bathrooms, as well as removing any garbage and...
"I'm a Rehabilitation Assistant working with the surgical physiotherapists and occupational therapists to help patients after surgery. My goal with my team is to help get patients...
“I'm a Speech and Hearing Assistant at the hospital. On the acute units, I work primarily with patients who've had a stroke or brain injury and do therapy to work on neurological...
“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...
“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, 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...
“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...
"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...