With the many health workers have fallen in NURSING homes, foreign aid often makes all the difference.
This is the case at the Centre of long-term care Henriette-Céré Saint-Hubert, where 13 graduates in technical ambulance came to lend a hand. Among them, Alyson Caron and Pascale Tardif.
“We’re used to 12 hours on the road, because of our internship, we had 300 hours of internship this winter. However, 12 hours in a CHSLD, it is much more difficult,” said Allison.
“This is not the end of the study, which was expected, but there is nothing normal in this time, so our passes misunderstanding in relation to that, I think we had it. There, it is really like… at work!” adds Pascale.
One thing is for certain, the two trainees were quickly able to see the breadth of work that is requested on a daily basis to the beneficiary attendants.
“I would tell you that in the last “shifts”, from 17h to 23h, it does not stop, we walk and run between the rooms, responding to the bells, you change the panties, we pass the snacks. Therefore, to see these realities, it is quite shocking, but we work hard,” says Alyson Caron.
“This is not what we wanted to achieve at the level of the ambulance, but it brings so much that, in the end, it is all the time rewarding,” adds his colleague.
In all, twenty paramedics and trainees who are employed by Ambulance Demers had been loaned to the CHSLD.
“These graduates-in fact, working in a CHSLD, allow us to cultivate students to be able to keep them with us. What you need to understand is, that if one did not do it, we could find work elsewhere or go to work for another organization,” said Sylvain Bernier chez Ambulance Demers.
The experience draws to an end for these graduates in technical ambulance, who can then begin their career with a baggage of life that others do not have.