Washington State Nurses Association alleges St. Joseph Medical Center reusing mattresses damaged by bodily fluids

Published by KING5 on 11/15/22 (Source)

TACOMA, Wash. — The St. Joseph Medical Center is under fire after the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) said the hospital has been reusing damaged mattresses for months, endangering both staff and patients.

The WSNA sent KING 5 video showing blood and other bodily fluids seeping out of one of the hospital’s mattresses. Jayson Dick, director of the WSNA’s Labor Advocacy Division, says he’s seen this before, but not to this degree.

“I’ve been a nurse for twenty years, and that was one of the things where it’s like, that’s pretty gross,” he said.