MUMN registers dispute with Mater Dei Hospital over tent
The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses registered a dispute with Mater Dei Hospital over a tent that was set up outside of the Day Care Unit and will be issuing directives to its members.
The tent was set up today with the aim of serving as a temporary reception facility in the case of a significant number of people suffering from influenza in the next few weeks.
The MUMN said that it was not aware of such tent and neither where the nurses working at the day surgery unit.
“People will now be told to wait in tents while the reception area, which is not an area to nurse patients, will now start to accommodate more patients on stretchers. So besides the corridors with patients on stretchers, the reception areas in Mater Dei Hospital will also be having patients on stretchers. Next decision might be the roof or the car park. The long standing problems in MDH are just being shifted in corridors and reception areas and not at all properly addressed. It is a pity since this is causing more patient suffering and with the patients are the nurses,” the Union said.
“All the ‘nice’ talking by the management and politicians on the media that all stake holders are to be involved in the decision making process, is purely fake. Nurses at the day surgery were angry at the way they are being treated by the management, disappointed and de-motivated. Nurses are being treated in shameful manner with all hospital policies being broken due to bed shortages,” the MUMN added.