Fighting for Safe Patient Care
What We're Fighting For
We have spent the past 18 months tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, working longer hours and harder than ever before - but the problems of understaffing began long before March of 2020, and will continue beyond this current crisis. COVID-19 has simply made it more starkly clear than ever: when healthcare workers must care for more patients than they can safely handle, both patients and workers are at risk.
But Catholic Health is using the pandemic as an opportunity to cut our staffing, resources, and worker benefits to the bone. Healthcare workers repeatedly work short across the three hospitals. Housekeepers have double the rooms to clean. Nurses and aides are seeing assaults on the rise, without enough staff to respond.
Enough is enough.