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NY Hospital Closes Maternity Ward After Workers Resign Over Compulsory Injections

"Services also may have to be curtailed in five other departments if staff members resign rather than be vaccinated"

An upstate New York hospital will stop delivering babies later this month, in part because of employee resignations over a requirement they be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Six maternity staff members resigned from Lewis County General Hospital during the past week, worsening an existing staff shortage, the Watertown Daily Times reported. The department has seven other unvaccinated employees who also could decide to leave, hospital officials said.

“The number of resignations received leaves us no choice but to pause delivering babies at Lewis County General Hospital,” Chief Executive Gerald Cayer said at a news conference Friday. “It is my hope that the (state) Department of Health will work with us in pausing the service rather than closing the maternity department.”

Services also may have to be curtailed in five other departments if staff members resign rather than be vaccinated by the state’s Sept. 27 deadline for health care workers, authorities said.

About 165 unvaccinated employees, 73% of whom provide clinical services, have yet to declare their intention to stay or go, Cayer said. The county-owned health system employs about 650 people.

Cayer said 30 people have resigned since the vaccine mandate was announced last month, most of whom held clinical positions like nurses, therapists and technicians. Thirty others have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, he said.

“Essential health services are not at risk because of the mandate,” Cayer said. “The mandate ensures we will have a healthy workforce and we are not responsible for (causing COVID-19) transmission in or out of our facilities.”

The health care system’s nursing home has seen one resignation, but 48 people have yet to take action, he said.

The maternity “pause” will begin on Sept. 25.

Source: Associated Press

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GMC
GMC
13 days ago

All the doctors that have remained silent on backing/ administering a illegal, BS ” Vaxine” should have their names and places of employment – put on the internet. Everyone needs to see who the Cowards are and who they work for.

Ultrafart the Brave
Ultrafart the Brave
13 days ago
Reply to  GMC

“All the doctors that have remained silent on backing/ administering a illegal, BS ” Vaxine” should have their names and places of employment – put on the internet.”

… and here’s the place to do it –

Website to Name Corona Chan Conspirators
https://facescrimesagainsthumanity.club/

Bob
Bob
13 days ago
Reply to  GMC

They should get a gold star for standing up against tyrannical behavior.

XSFRGR
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XSFRGR (@xsfrgr)
11 days ago

Sadly the government couldn’t care less.

Anti-Empire