Hospi­tal woes.

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Staff at the Sotiria Hospi­tal, one of the Greek cap­i­tal’s big­gest pub­lic health­care fa­cil­i­ties, is­sued a dis­tress sig­nal yes­ter­day, writ­ing a memo with their com­plaints and woes to the hospi­tal’s man­age­ment. The short­age of med­i­cal and nurs­ing staff was the key com­plaint ex­pressed in the memo, which also stressed that a lack of beds means that staff are treat­ing pa­tients on cots and are hav­ing to put in­di­vid­u­als with very se­ri­ous ill­nesses who are on life sup­port in reg­u­lar wards, some­time shar­ing with an­other six pa­tients. “Back-to-back shifts are ex­haust­ing us. There are in­stances when there is just one nurse on duty and the one porter in each build­ing is not enough,” the work­ers said. “The safety of pa­tients and work­ers is not pos­si­ble un­der such cir­cum­stances.”

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