When Chris came home from work the other day he told me about all the changes to the ER.
I’m an ER nurse and I’ve been off sick from the department for close to two years. Obviously it’s been some time since I even went in to visit my old co-workers. When I was hospitalized two weeks ago it was in one of our downtown hospitals … maybe I should have gone to our ER instead.
They’ve been renovating the space and expanding! It looks like emerg is going to double in size and that’s a good thing. Our ER is said to be the second busiest in Canada. Hopefully they hire an adequate amount of staff to manage the new areas. Even though the ER probably always had the most staff on during a shift out of any other hospital department with the amount of patients coming through the doors it almost always felt like we were understaffed.
What they really need there is better time and employee management – starting with the admins! Maybe a business performance management system needs to be installed as well along with all the other upgrades.
I really missed being there as Chris told me about all the changes. I truly loved being an ER nurse and I miss my job. If this darn Crohn’s would just settle down I could go back.