Nurses and midwives in Australia say they've had to take extraordinary measures to stop members of the public from stealing supplies such as sanitizer and face masks.
Whole pallets of personal protective equipment have reportedly been stolen from hospitals, and some health care workers have even become targets of violence, a nurses' union says.Most hospitals in the state"have had to start cable-tying or using chains so the bottles [of hand sanitizer] aren't going missing from wards," a spokeswoman for the union was quoted by the Herald as saying,"but we are hearing some instances of pallets going missing from deliveries." The newspaper reports that these incidents include the theft of an entire cart of personal protective equipment at Westmead Hospital in a suburb of Sydney and another in which a pallet of hand sanitizer was intercepted as it was being delivered to a hospital. Earlier this week, as cases began to spike, Australia's Read more: NPR
My wife woking as a nurse at a hospital here in WA says they just got an email that 1/2 of their masks and sanitizer were stolen two days ago. She has one non-reusable mask to reuse. People are shit. My friend is a nurse in Dallas and they have had this problem, too.
Nurses In Australia Issue Plea Against Violence, Theft Of Sanitizer And MasksA nurses' union in Australia is asking that the public respect health care workers, after it says there have been instances 'where community members have been stealing bottles of hand sanitiser, face masks and other vital resources from hospital wards.' E don turn to war People really reveal their true character during difficult times. CoronavirusLockdown
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Nurses share how hospitals are dealing with equipment shortage: PHOTOS - Business InsiderNurses share photos of the great coronavirus equipment shortage, showing empty closets, torn face masks, and paper bags where they're keeping gear overnight
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