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Nurses protest for more PPE after 8 nurses at SVMH test positive for COVID-19

Video Credit: KSBW
Published on August 6, 2020 - Duration: 02:14s

Nurses protest for more PPE after 8 nurses at SVMH test positive for COVID-19

The nurses say they want new leadership at the hospital after they say their safety was neglected

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Nurses protest for more PPE after 8 nurses at SVMH test positive for COVID-19

PRESSURE ON THEHEALTH CARE SYSTEM....TONIGHT...DEMONSTRATIONS ATTWO SALINASHOSPITALS.....NATIVIDAD AND ..SALINAS VALLEYMEMORIAL HEALTHCARESYSTEM..NURSES AT THEHOSPITALS SAY THEY AREFACING QUOTEDANGEROUSMANAGEMENT DECISIONSACTION NEWS 8REPORTER CHRISTOPHERSALAS WITH MORE ONWHAT SPARKED THESEPROTESTS.

FROM THE HOSPITALFRONTLINES...TO THE PICKET LINES...NURSES IN SALINAS ONWEDNESDAY..DEMONSTRATING INWHAT'S CALLED A DAY OFACTION.12:41 "WE WERE ASKINGFOR MONTHS FOR THE PROPERPPE AND WE WEREDENIED." LEE MANGONEWORKS FOR THE PERI-NATAL UNIT AT SVMH..SHE SAYS NURSESES INHER UNIT WORKED FORMONTHS WITHOUT N95MASKS..06:51 "WE WERE TOLD WEDID NOT NEED THOSE N95S."07:57 "WE WERE TOLD WEWERE SCARING PEOPLE ADNTAHT WE WERE SCARINGPEOPLE AND BEING TOOANXIOUS AND WORRIEDABOUT IT." THAT IS UPUNTIL AN OUTBREAKWITHIN HER UNIT IN THELAST TWO WEEKS INWHICH13 NURSES WEREEXPOSED TO COVID-19..8 NURSES TESTEDPOSITIVE FOR THE VIRUSIN HER UNIT..INCLUDING ONEHOSPITALIZATION..07:10 "SINCE WE HAD OUROUTBREAK THEY ARE HAVINGALL NURSES WEAR N95S ATALL TIMES." SVMHDECLINED TO INTERVIEWWITH K-S-B-W ..BUT PROVIDED US WITHTHIS FACT SHEET..SAYING IN PART...THE OVERARCHINGPRIORITY IS STAFF ANDPATIENT SAFETY..ADDING THAT DESPITEANY PRECAUTIONS..ANY LARGEORGANIZATION CAN ANDWILL SEE COVID-19CASES..ADDING THAT DESPITE AWORLDWIDE SUPPLYSHORTAGE.THE HOSPITAL IS QUOTESECURING ADEQUATEPPE.BUT MANGONE AND THENURSES DEMONSTRATINGFRIDAY SAID THEHOSPITAL HAS NOT MADETHEIR SAFETY APRIORITY..20:27 "WE NEED TOPROTECT ORU NURSES,BECAUSE WITHOUT US THEPATIENTS AREN'T GOING TOGET CARED FOR.THERE NEEDS TO BE LARGERROLE/RESPONSIBILITY TOPROTECT NURSES AGAINSTCOVID ADN TEHISOLATIONS."DECISIONS ..ALL THREE OF

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