Plague at Jindalee – The letter from the Chief Health Officer

johnboy 28 November 2006 8

One of our sources has sent in the following note being circulated to terrified staff at the Jindalee Nursing Home of the ACT.

Good luck for those of them having to discuss their “situation”.

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8 Responses to Plague at Jindalee – The letter from the Chief Health Officer
Jey Jey 2:00 pm 29 Nov 06

I have the flu…Mum’s already started with the plague jokes :s

el el 12:54 pm 29 Nov 06

Can be fairly nasty when coupled with chronic conditions like Asthma.

Thumper Thumper 9:19 am 29 Nov 06

Indeed, discussing the ‘situation’ generally means you’re about to screwed.

However, these people are professionals working in an environment that could expose them to hazardous material, etc, and therefore the employee has an obligation not only to provide a safe and healthy work environemnt, but to also ensure that staff are adequately looked after, or compensated if something goes wrong.

Apparently the flu is horrible. I’ve never had any flu in my life. Is it really that bad?

johnboy johnboy 11:36 pm 28 Nov 06

Personally I’ve never had a conversation to discuss my “situation” that I enjoyed.

sexynotsmart sexynotsmart 10:05 pm 28 Nov 06

I’m not a doctor, but the response seems measured and sensible. One desperately hopes you’re not taking a facetious cheap shot with the “good luck” comment. With the skilled labour shortage the way it is, we should be protecting professional care providers from dropping off the twig. If individuals can’t or won’t take the medication, minimise their exposure – get ’em out of there.

Thumper Thumper 4:18 pm 28 Nov 06

Get a chicken up ya…

S4anta S4anta 2:25 pm 28 Nov 06

no kerces they dont

Kerces Kerces 2:04 pm 28 Nov 06

Do the staff have to pay for the antiviral medication themselves? If so, that seems a bit rough especially since it’s going to need to be taken for an unknown period.

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