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HEALTHCARE workers will desert their posts in droves in a pandemic, unless the safety and psychological issues they face are addressed. So say surveys of doctors, nurses and other staff, such as lab techs, secretaries and porters, from around the world.
The worst predictions are for the UK, where as few as 15 per cent of workers would show up in a pandemic. Elsewhere, the figures are better but still worrying. Two Australian surveys suggest that 60 to 80 per cent of workers would go to work
In a pandemic, clinical staff would take priority in getting vaccines and drugs, but their families probably wouldn't,
Originally posted by jokei
I was in hospital yesterday... - it was dilapidated and unclean, there didn't seem to be a lot of staff and there was a fairly long wait - this was the middle of the day on a Wednesday. I think if there was a pandemic, that resources would quickly become very stretched and run out
Originally posted by PamieIn a pandemic, clinical staff would take priority in getting vaccines and drugs, but their families probably wouldn't,
Originally posted by On the level
They dont get paid to die however they do get paid to look after their patients. I think if you do the job of say a GP you should really hold the welfare of your patients up with the welfare of your families.
I do agree though that their are no vaccines for the serious flu and if there is any on the drawing board we will be the last ones to get it. I just posted this as I was shocked after the census only 15% would turn up for work, seems rather selfish to me
I especially love the fact the UK is one of the lowest turnouts in the world when it has the best pay rates in Europe and some of the best equipment and training