Do nurses commonly call off from work? The other day, the first nice day in a while, apparently so many nurses just called off, sick or otherwise, the hospital essentially ground to a halt. Every unit in the hospital refused to take new patients as they didn’t have the staffing for it. Patients set to move out just sat in the unit. Admitted patients down in the ER just sat there. It was a complete traffic jam. While there were LOADS of beds for these patients to go to, there was no one at those beds to take care of them. Too busy out enjoying the sunshine I suspect.
Could you imagine if doctors just “called off” when there was a nice day? I’ve had nothing but love for nursing on this blog up to this point, but this kinda made me a bit mad. Just sayin’.