At church, I recently heard a smug nurse say “well, they can’t fire us all for refusing this vax – they won’t have any workers!”
I interrupted her conversation with her other smug friends and said: “do you think they won’t bring in Africans and Asians and whoever else to replace you?”
That has of course now already begun.
New South Wales is turning to other states and overseas to recruit nurses to help cope with the predicted peak in Covid cases requiring hospitalisation next month, with some regional hospitals offering generous travel and pay incentives.
Guardian Australia understands the NSW health department is in discussions with the commonwealth about fast-tracking the credentialing of overseas qualifications to make it easier for foreign nurses to start work.
Intensive care and emergency department nurses are understood to be most in demand.
Sydney hospitals plan to abandon their nurse-to-patient ratios in ICU as pressure grows and the NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has acknowledged the hospital system will become “technically overwhelmed” in mid-October.
SW’s private hospital workforce and bed capacity has already been incorporated into the public Covid response in recent weeks, and recently retired nurses have been recalled and other nurses upskilled for ICU work.
A NSW Health spokesman confirmed “the commonwealth is working closely with NSW Health to lend support in this endeavour, particularly as the state approaches the expected peak hospitalisation period”.
Hospitals are also trying to bolster their workforce by offering short-term contracts to interstate nurses. Western NSW local health district – which takes in Dubbo and is the region with the highest Covid numbers outside of greater Sydney – has posted job ads targeting nurses in Queensland and Western Australia.
ICU nurses who spoke to Guardian Australia warned nurse-to-patient ratios in non-Covid ICUs were not being met throughout August, and reported increasing sedative doses to “knock patients out” in order to manage nurses’ workload.
Sedating patients because you don’t have enough nurses sounds like something that would happen on MASH, not in a modern professional hospital setting.
That is actually scary.
We have no idea what is happening based on the media. Social media isn’t much better, but according to social media, nurses are refusing this vax.
My wife is a nurse and has been put on indefinite leave because she doesnt want the vaccine. They were having trouble staffing the roster as it was.
— Grandslam (@Grandsl88820515) September 17, 2021
Good. Unvaxxed people shouldn’t be working in hospitals. If they don’t want it they can find another job.
— Paul Andrews (@PaulAndrewsGod) September 18, 2021
Yep. There were approximately 29k hospital admissions during the 2017 flu season.
Somehow the system didn’t collapse & life as we know it didn’t come to a grinding halt.
— FreshOuttaFkks (@FreshOuttaFkks) September 17, 2021
John Larter is a paramedic for 25 years, his wife a registered nurse.
He is fighting vaccine mandates in the supreme Court NSW #Australia 🇦🇺
Support him by sharing it👍 pic.twitter.com/IxrdBqNrXH
— Truth seeker #ImDone (@fight_4freedom_) September 14, 2021
— Devon blues (@BeachLife7) September 20, 2021
The media is not even mentioning what happens to nurses who refuse the experimental hell serum.
Construction workers are protesting the vaccine, so it isn’t remotely far-fetched to consider that large numbers of nurses would reject the vax too.
VIDEO: Construction workers marching against imposition of #MedicalApartheid in #Australia 🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/sfIr8COXSS #EnoughIsEnough #Everyday #Melbourne #NoVaccineMandates #NoVaccinePassports #nurses #careworkers #carehomes #ScottMorrison 🇨🇳 #Biden 🇨🇳 #BorisJohnson 🇨🇳 #Sydney
— Sam Pye (@freddie1999) September 21, 2021
But the nurses’ union is out there telling people to become slaves so that they don’t have to work that hard.
The nurses' union has demanded protesters "to stop thinking only of themselves", following Melbourne’s violent protests yesterday.
It comes as more rallies are expected today, with police vowing to crack down on further protest action.
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) September 21, 2021
Imagine demanding people enslave themselves and gamble with their health and the health of their offspring just so that you can have a short-term reduction on your workload, while at the same time expecting to be considered a hero.
These vaccine mandates are purging the healthcare sector of serious people.