Members Stories

“I’ve been looking forward to the vaccination because I have an underlying medical condition, a respiratory condition. I have asthma. I want to be safe for my family and for others...
“I’ll be completely honest, I woke up one morning and my mother who is one of the shop stewards at my work said, ‘you’re on the [vaccination] list, we’re going.’ And I was like,...
As a lab assistant at Chilliwack General Hospital, Menuka (Menu) Prasad collects various samples from around the hospital, brings them back to the lab for processing, or forwards...
“My role as a medical laboratory assistant is critical because we ensure that a doctor can diagnose a patient in a timely manner. We do a lot of blood work and electro cardiograms...
“Our department supplies the sterile equipment that's needed in the operating room (OR) and other areas of the hospital. The OR sends their reusable instruments to us, and we...
“In residential care our number one priority is looking after the residents and making sure all their needs are met. From getting them out of bed and fed, to helping with hair. We...
“Lately I’ve been thinking that putting on our masks and gloves every day, it’s like we’re going to war. It’s like a war against this disease. I go onto the COVID floor and overall...
“I'm a single mom and when COVID started I was afraid to bring it home to my son. When I came home from work, my shoes would stay outside, all my clothes would go straight into the...
“Every day, there's something new in the ever-changing health care environment. I’m an activity worker in a long-term care unit that is attached to a hospital. We have direct...
“I’m a housekeeper in the high acuity unit. We have the best isolation rooms, so COVID patients are sent here if they don’t need to be intubated and in intensive care. With COVID...