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Some Orange County ambulances with patients are ‘waiting hours’ for ER beds

Orange County Register, Dec. 10, 2020

December 10, 2020

Some Orange County ambulances with patients are ‘waiting hours’ for ER beds

This week, representatives of various health care networks that run some of the county’s largest hospitals – Kaiser Permanente, Providence, UC Irvine – said they were carefully tracking the ebb and flow of patients each day to staff the right number of beds to handle the surge. About three-quarters of beds were full at Orange County’s hospitals by Thursday.