MUMN members instructed not to wash patients; Directives amended

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses, MUMN, has issued amendments to a set of directives to its members working at Mater Dei Hospital, Gozo General Hospital, Karin Grech Hospital and Mount Carmel Hospital.

Amongst the directives issued, MUMN members have been instructed not to wash any patients.

MUMN President, Paul Pace, announced the following amendments;

  • Not to wash any patients
  • Not to ambulate patients to and from bed and vice versa
  • Not to accompany patients to and from X-rays, theatres, Outpatients etc
  • The only forms to be filled by the nurses and midwives are the nursing report, treatment charts, input and output charting, blood glucose monitoring, TPR and SPO2 monitoring. No other forms are to be filled
  • Only four theatres are to be used being an emergency or elective. All nurses are to remain in theatre and for no reason, such nurses are to leave the theatre. All elective surgery is to be stopped