OUTAOUAIS Oct. 21, 2020
Health care workers in the Pontiac, as well as the rest of the CISSSO network, are being sent back to work before receiving the results of their COVID tests.
A local employee who found out about the situation earlier this month, said that they were shocked by the situation. The source spoke with THE EQUITY under the condition of anonymity, as they are not authorized to speak with the media and feared repercussions from managers at CISSSO.
“[Nurses] go for their tests and they are told, ‘We’ve decided that you’re low risk, you go back,’” they said. “I guess the stipulation is that they have to be short-staffed, but they’ve been short-staffed since the beginning of time.
“I was floored, my bubble has been completely popped,” they continued. “If that’s where we’re at, why don’t we just tell people what we’re doing?”
The health authority claims that such a situation would only . . .
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