Thank you for recognizing health care workers

Posted 9/17/21

 I want to thank you for your article about how the local hospitals and healthcare workers are handling this covid pandemic. I appreciate that you recognized that that everyone working in this …

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Thank you for recognizing health care workers

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 I want to thank you for your article about how the local hospitals and healthcare workers are handling this covid pandemic. I appreciate that you recognized that that everyone working in this field are tired, overworked, and I know many are dealing with PTSD.   I retired last November from a 40-year career as a bedside critical care nurse. My heart grieves for those that are working in the trenches. The number of patients they are taking care of is unsustainable. 

 I just wanted you to know that your well-balanced article was much appreciated.  Nursing is going through a major change due to this pandemic. I believe national mandated nurse patient ratios is so very important.  Nurses are leaving to take travel agency assignments due to the increase in pay. If the hospitals would spend some of that money on retention and increase in wages the lack of staff would be less.

 Thank you again for this article. 

 Sincerely,

Dee Goffinet

P.S.  We didn’t go to the Gulf Shores football game because of this article and started wearing masks again when out in public.