Sick of the dust!
A sudden half-day work stoppage by nurses of the Maurice Byer Polyclinic has prompted the Ministry of Health to make changes at the Station Hill, St Peter facility.
As a result, work was suspended yesterday, the day after International Nurses Day, and is scheduled to resume today at 10 a.m.
When a DAILY NATION team arrived at 11 a.m., about ten nurses were spotted relaxing on benches under trees. A general worker, who said he was willing to present the nurses’ case, outlined the difficulties.
“This clinic is bad; it is making the nurses sick. There is only one toilet, which the nurses and patients have to use. Plus, when they call for things like towels or alcohol, they can’t get it.
“This polyclinic needs to shut down for a month to fix it and let the nurses work somewhere else,” he said, adding that things like dirty windows and rusty cabinets and fans were not helping matters.