The Barbados Nurses Association (BNA) is calling on the Ministry of Health & Wellness and by extension the Government of Barbados, to make the safety of nurses who have to be on the front-line in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic a priority and to take strong action in order to ensure they have the protective equipment they need and the relevant training.
The Barbados Nurses Association (BNA) outlined its position, in a recent statement regarding COVID-19.
“What we know is that the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak is exposing the vital need for quality, well-staffed, resilient public health systems, because it is a potentially deadly threat to front-line healthcare workers, in particular our nurses,” BNA President Joannah Waterman, who spoke on the behalf of the Executive Body indicated.
“Nurses across all healthcare settings of Barbados will become the front-line workers in this infectious climate. Special attention will have to be given to nurses who administer care to these patients, in the quarantine and isolation centres and those who will have likely exposure in screening,” she continued.