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We can’t live in fear in this job because we need to protect the patients
“We can’t live in fear in this job because we need to protect the patients. I’m a chief shop steward, so I hear from a lot of my co-workers about their safety concerns during this...
We make sure anything people touch in the hospital isn’t going to hurt them
“Not only do we clean up after patients, but we clean public areas too. We make sure anything people touch in the hospital isn’t going to hurt them. I’m a Housekeeping Room...
I think the pandemic has brought staff members closer together because we have to work more as a team
“I have great co-workers who I’m glad to call friends, and a supportive family. My biggest fear is running out of PPE, and not being able to protect my patients or my family. We...
We’ve all pulled together as a strong team
“I love going to work to face the challenges as a team. I cook and I’m involved with the food and beverage operations at the hospital. I cook for different programs, including the...
This has made me realize there are a lot of things I can’t control, and that’s okay
“When COVID first hit, there was a lot of new screening happening at the hospital. I work in Medical Device Reprocessing, but that slowed down because of the cancellation of...
When you go home, you worry if today is going to be the day you get someone sick
“I do painting and maintenance at the hospital. My work is COVID-related now – putting down boundary lines to mark six-foot distancing between people, and ensuring beds and chairs...
The people of the world need to come together and support each other in every way possible
“One morning, a resident did a dance, then I did a dance. She said, “Okay, you know the dance, now you can go on vacation with me.” I enjoy my job to the fullest. I find it so...
It is very rewarding to know we are helping people in difficult situations because every person matters
“There’s amazing support for all health care workers in our community. You go by people’s houses and see hearts and rainbows in their windows, and the businesses that are giving...
To get through this pandemic, we just have to be a lot more patient with each other, have a good positive attitude, and do something nice for your neighbour
“My faith gives me hope. Seeing the residents each day and caring for them like family because many of them don’t have family. I’ve been a Mental Health Worker in Vancouver’s...
Everybody I work with is very dedicated to keeping the hospital clean, and keeping people healthy
“Housekeeping keeps the hospital clean so that everybody has a safe environment to work in. Nobody has to be worried about the spread of disease because we’re on top of it. We’re...