NY Preps for Health Care Staff Shortage With Vaccine Mandate Days Away – NBC New York

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    Published: September 25, 2021 (3 weeks ago)

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    • Hochul mentioned she is ready to name in medically educated Nationwide Guard members and retirees to handle potential staffing shortages attributable to an approaching vaccine mandate for well being care staff
    • Many well being care staff have nonetheless not but acquired a required first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine days earlier than the deadline, leaving the prospect of doubtless 1000’s being compelled off the job subsequent week
    • “I’m monitoring the staffing state of affairs intently, and now we have a plan to extend our well being care workforce and assist alleviate the burdens on our hospitals and different well being care amenities,” she mentioned Saturday

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul mentioned Saturday she is ready to name in medically educated Nationwide Guard members and retirees to handle potential staffing shortages attributable to an approaching vaccine mandate for well being care staff.

    Hochul launched a plan to handle what she referred to as preventable staffing shortages in hospitals and different well being care amenities as soon as the mandate takes impact Monday. Many well being care staff have nonetheless not but acquired a required first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine days earlier than the deadline, leaving the prospect of doubtless 1000’s of well being care staff being compelled off the job subsequent week.

    Hochul mentioned she is ready to signal an govt order, if obligatory, to declare a state of emergency that will enable well being care professionals who’re licensed in different states or international locations, are latest graduates, or are previously practising well being care professionals to follow in New York.

    The governor mentioned she additionally has the choice of deploying Nationwide Guard members and partnering with the federal authorities to deploy Catastrophe Medical Help Groups.

    “I’m monitoring the staffing state of affairs intently, and now we have a plan to extend our well being care workforce and assist alleviate the burdens on our hospitals and different well being care amenities,” she mentioned in a ready launch.

    Hospitals and nursing properties across the state have been getting ready contingency plans that included reducing again on elective surgical procedures. Some nursing properties have been limiting admissions.

     

     

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