A few weeks ago, a staff member at a hospital in the Greek capital of Athens was fired after she posted on Facebook about a patient who had been transferred to another hospital, a hospital spokeswoman told CBC News.
“It was so sad that we are now at the end of our life, because we were the last ones in there,” said the woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“When I read it, I knew something had to be done,” she said.
“The staff, they don’t care about patients, they only care about themselves.
The hospital has become a joke.”
The woman posted the comments about an emotional patient who was transferred to a different hospital.
It was a post that drew outrage on social media, with several hospitals and patients sharing the comments.
“You’re not the person you used to be, a good nurse,” wrote one.
“What are you?
You’re a sick person,” said another.
“I have no compassion for the hospital, it’s a joke,” said one person.
The person who posted the post has since been fired from the hospital.
She said she had received threats on social networks.
“In the hospital you’re only allowed to express your emotions,” she told CBC.
“Sometimes you can say things that are upsetting to others.”
She said it’s not the first time staff members have used social media to share their feelings.
“A lot of nurses, they’re always afraid to be on social platforms.
They feel like they are not welcome, because they can’t be the person they used to feel,” she explained.
A hospital spokeswoman, who asked not to be named, said that a medical staff member who was not named had been terminated.
The woman had posted on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that she had been told to stop posting because of her emotional reactions to the patient.
“We don’t like to see patients who are not well, because it’s so scary,” she wrote.
“They are the ones who suffer.
You can’t take them away.
The patients suffer the most.
That’s why we are in a hospital. “
If we don’t take care of them, they will just die.
That’s why we are in a hospital.
That is why we’re here.”
The employee posted the posts in October, and they attracted a lot of attention.
The employee was fired a week later.
The comments prompted the hospital to hire a new medical staff, the spokeswoman said.
The spokesperson said the hospital had been in talks with the employee for two months, but that they had reached an agreement with the social media post.
“This was a terrible thing to do, but unfortunately, it had to happen,” she added.
The spokeswoman said the employee had been placed on administrative leave, and the hospital was working with the Social Security Administration to determine whether it would be appropriate to rehire her.
The Greek government said on Tuesday it would investigate the situation and could take legal action.