In Wednesday’s Herald, an article about Windfall hospital learn “Windfall and different hospitals throughout the state are scuffling with worker shortages and an abundance of sufferers” (“Windfall nurses: Sufferers, employees suffered as leaders ‘stood in silence,’” The Herald, Aug. 23).
Elsewhere within the paper, an article on charity hospital care stated: “About 4 million folks fall into these earnings teams in Washington, roughly half the state’s inhabitants.” And in addition “Hospitals usually are not reimbursed for charity care. It’s an “obligation” of the hospitals.
I can attest to the overcrowding. I went to Windfall Everett ER on a current Monday mid-day and thought I had stepped right into a Netflix catastrophe film. After two hours of ready and seeing no aid, checked out and went to the Monroe Evergreen ER. Huge distinction.
At a current County Council assembly a number of Windfall nurses introduced up the extreme employees shortages due largely to lack of funding for staffing.
So, it appears just like the latter story offers a very good rationalization for the issue described within the first.
Perhaps the Legislature ought to do one thing aside from punt the monetary downside onto the backs of our hospitals.