For more than four weeks, nurses at the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic have staged a sit in because of the prevalence of mold in the building. Leading up to that time, many of the nurses have experienced upper respiratory infections.
Reportedly, two employees were even advised not to come within ten feet of the building because
of the adverse effects on their health.
However, the mold is not the only cause for concern.
Nurses outlined the hazardous conditions they are subjected to at the clinic, including safety issues with improper lighting, a leaking air condition unit, sewer problems and insufficient staff.
What has been most disheartening, according to the nurses, is that there has been no response or solution to their plight.
“It’s not that we don’t want to work, but we want to work in an environment that is not a health hazard and is safe,” one nurse expressed. “We are pleading with the powers that be to put us in a proper working environment.
“We have the building [mini hospital], so put us in it.”