OC nurses voice staffing concerns during coronavirus surge
“We’re expecting the numbers to keep going up and what we’re most concerned about at UCI Medical Center is the nurses and being able to provide Safe Staffing as the numbers go up,” said Maureen Berry, R.N. Berry works in the Emergency Department at the University of Irvine Medical Center in Orange, which has the largest trauma center in the county. She says with the recent surge in cases more nurses are becoming infected with the coronavirus. “What’s happening is like the general public. RNs are contracting Covid and so of course, they must quarantine just like the general public,” Berry explained.