Food workers, nurses forced to work sick – CNN.com

Recently, the poor health of one of the hospital’s staff members compromised the well-being of Amy’s son: “On Saturday, as I woke up, I noticed that our nurse was sick,” she says. “No one is supposed to be allowed on our floor if they are sick and definitely not in our rooms. This is a nurse whom we really like and who has been with us from the beginning.

“When I wouldn’t allow him back in the room, he explained that the hospital does have a policy that the nurses have to call in if they are sick. Unfortunately, the hospital has another policy that causes nurses to be written up if they call in sick. It’s a Catch-22 that puts kids at risk.” Amy and her family are trying to get the hospital policy changed, since she says it caused “a good nurse to make a poor choice.”

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