Friday, October 10, 2014

This is going to get serious - Nurses In Spain Resign To Avoid Treating Ebola Patients

Nurses In Spain Resign To Avoid Treating Ebola Patients:

From Spain’s El Pais:

Nursing staff resign from their posts to avoid treating Ebola cases

Workers at Carlos III Hospital in Madrid argue safety measures are not adequate

By Elena G. Sevillano | 9 OCTOBER 2014

Madrid — Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, the health center where Ebola victim Teresa Romero is being treated, is having to draft in extra staff given that nurses are refusing to work with cases – or suspected cases – of the virus, claiming that safety conditions are not adequate.

A number of other patients are being monitored in the hospital after having come into contact with Romero, although none so far has been confirmed as having contracted the virus.

“There are members of staff who are canceling their contracts so that they don’t have to enter [rooms with Ebola cases],” explains Elvira González, provincial vice-secretary of the SAE nurses’ union.