Chronic understaffing and increasing workload are two of the most pressing issues in health care. CUPE 5430 member and Region 1 facility representative Sid Hall has seen the impact of both issues on patient care and health care workers first hand.
Hall is a Continuing Care Aid at River Heights Lodge in Battleford, SK and a Battlefords Area Representative for the union. He represents both River Heights Lodge and the Battlefords District Care Centre.
Hall consistently observed that staff had challenges meeting the many needs of residents in a timely manner. There just wasn’t enough time or enough people to provide the quality of care residents deserve.