Exploited Catalan nurses demand Health Dept hire more staff “Without nurses there is no healthcare” Eng/Esp

Hundreds of nurses, summoned by the main unions of the profession, have protested this Tuesday before the Department of Health to demand an expansion of the staff, at a time of physical and mental exhaustion of health professionals

EFE/Toni Albir Barcelona | Jan 25 2022

Called out by the SATSE and Infermeres de Catalunya unions, dozens of professionals have gathered at the gates of the headquarters of the Department of Health of the Generalitat.

They then blocked the main Travessera de Les Corts roadway, displaying signs such as “Without nurses there is no healthcare”, “Take care of those who care for you” or “Our healthcare needs quality”.

The SATSE spokesperson, Rosa Maria Famadas, has warned that the professionals suffer from “physical and mental fatigue” after two years of the pandemic by working with staffing levels that were already, in her opinion, insufficient before the arrival of the coronavirus.

They denounce that the situation of the ratios of patients per nurse is low in the health system and especially critical in social health care, where in a night shift a nurse can cover thirty patients.

“And a nurse should not have to prioritize” between one patient or another, Famadas pointed out, referring to the “hard feeling” that many professionals suffer from “going home without being able to do everything they had to do”, due to lack of staff in health centers.

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Las enfermeras catalanas exigen ante Salud una ampliación de las plantillas


Barcelona | 25 ene. 2022

Las enfermeras, convocadas por los principales sindicatos de la profesión, han protestado este martes ante el Departamento catalán de Salud para exigir una ampliación de las plantillas, en un momento de agotamiento físico y mental de los profesionales sanitarios.

Convocados por los sindicatos SATSE e Infermeres de Catalunya, decenas de profesionales se han concentrado ante las puertas de la sede del Departamento de Salud de la Generalitat.

Acto seguido han cortado Travessera de Les Corts, exhibiendo carteles como “Sin enfermeras no hay sanidad”, “Cuida los que te cuidan” o “Nuestra sanidad necesita cualidad”.

La portavoz de SATSE, Rosa Maria Famadas, ha alertado de que las profesionales sufren “cansancio físico y psíquico” tras dos años de pandemia al trabajar con unas plantillas que ya eran, a su juicio, insuficientes antes de la llegada del coronavirus.

Ha denunciado que la situación de las ratios de pacientes por cada enfermera es baja en el sistema sanitario y especialmente crítica en los sociosanitarios, donde en un turno de noche una enfermera puede llegar a cubrir una treintena de pacientes, ha asegurado.

“Y una enfermera no debería tener que priorizar” entre un paciente u otro, ha señalado Famadas, que se ha referido a la “dura sensación” que sufren muchas profesionales de “irse a casa sin haber podido hacer todo lo que tenía que hacer”, por falta de personal en los centros sanitarios.

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