An employee of the patient unit awaiting transfer to a long-term care center (CHSLD) in Saguenay is out of breath. The situation would be dangerous for the patients.
Last weekend, only one nurse was present on the floor in the evening. No backup nursing assistant or supervisor was on duty until midnight, only two beneficiary attendants. All this for about twenty patients.
“It’s not enough, denounced an employee anonymously. This is an unsafe ratio. When the auxiliary nurse left, it was hell. The patients lacked security. We had three patients who needed constant bedside care because they are at risk of falls and can be aggressive.”
According to the employee, the lack of supervision is recurrent. However, this was the first time that no supervisor was present.
The maintenance of floor number four of the Jonquière hospital also leaves something to be desired.
“The floors were dirty with urine and sticky. It's been several days. We try to call the maintenance, since it smells strong and it is unsanitary, ”said the employee.
He would not be the only one on his team to be at the end of his rope. According to him, there have been several departures, and others will follow.
"We don't feel safe," he said. No employee feels safe, everyone is overwhelmed.”
The union of health care professionals argued that the testimony demonstrated employee dissatisfaction. On Monday, the situation seemed to be back to normal.
Moreover, after verification, both in terms of services and hygiene, the Integrated Health and Social Services Center of the region (CIUSSS) indicated that no compliance problem had been identified. .