For the week of April 19 – 25, SEIU-West is proud to celebrate Linen Worker Appreciation Week!  

In health care facilities, Linen Workers provide laundry-related services to all departments and facilities for clients, patients, residents and staff.

For this weeks’ celebration, we’re shining the spotlight on Connie, a Laundry Service worker at Parkridge Centre in Saskatoon.

“Every day brings something different, but we make sure that the residents’ laundry is clean and returned within two days,” Connie says.

“We also make sure that staff have the insulation gowns that they need. Which is really important right now,” she continues. “As a safety measure we now have to wear masks throughout the building.

“What I love most about my job is the interaction with the residents.

“The current pandemic situation makes it really sad because for safety reasons we can no longer have the level of interaction we used to have with the residents,”  Connie said. “That’s really tough, because it’s hard for her and it’s difficult for me because she doesn’t totally understand why I have to keep my distance.”

Linen workers are an essential part in the fight against COVID-19 and we should take this week to appreciate everything they do.

We are proud to celebrate the health care heroes that are Linen Workers!

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