DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — On Monday, WDHN reported nurses from UAB protested and refused to clock in. The nurses at UAB wanted staffing and pay issues to be addressed.
According to Dr. Don Williamson with the Alabama Hospital Association, because of the Delta variant, many hospital workers are reaching their physical and emotional limits.
He said it is important for people to take the time to recognize nurses, doctors, and hospital staff, especially as cases and hospitalizations increase.
“Long shifts, extra hours, foregoing time with their family and loved ones, and we appreciate what they have done, we have recognized fully that this has created some challenges that we have never before had to face,” Williamson said.
Dr. Williamson said the only way to provide some relief to medical professionals is if every person in Alabama who hasn’t already done so gets vaccinated and starts wearing a mask.