Staff old hospital uncertain about future at new hospital
WILLEMSTAD – The union representing the employees at the hospital, CBV is worried about the lack of information about the future of its employees in the new hospital, which is currently being constructed right next to the old one.
“It is still unclear to us what the impact will be on the staff of the hospital when they have to move to the new one,” said the CBV President, Johnsel Djaoen. He says that it is strange that up until now the government has not given any information about the number of functions at the new hospital and their implementation.
“Nothing has been mapped. Nothing has been discussed yet. No information has been given. And this is causing great concern for the staff,” said Djaoen. “They have no idea what awaits them in a later state. They have questions such as will they have the same job? Should they be trained? And if so, when will this training process start? The staff has yet to receive answers to these questions.”
Last week, the union therefore met with the transition team, including a representative of Usona and two members of the Board of Directors of the hospital. That transition team indicated that it would take them more than six months before they can give clarity on these concerns from the staff of the hospital. The employees and the union believes that this is too long.
The Minister of Health was not available for comments. But the staff and their union indicated that they will continue until putting pressure until they get answers as soon as possible.