At the least it’s kind of gross’: Mattresses at Tacoma hospital oozing fluids

Published by KIRO 7 on 11/10/22 (Source)

TACOMA, Wash. — A dispute over damaged mattresses is pitting a Tacoma hospital against some of its nurses and their union.

The Washington State Nurses Association says nurses complained months ago that damaged mattresses at St. Joseph Medical Center were oozing fluids. The nurses wanted the mattresses to be replaced, but say it’s not happening fast enough.

The hospital blames supply chain issues for the delay in replacing beds, and said they have been ordered and are arriving as they become available.