An RN shares her colleagues’ concerns for their communities and themselves amidst the COVID19 epidemic.
I do not work at this facility. I am assisting in blowing the whistle on the conditions of this facility. Those who work at this facility have been threatened into silence.
This thread will be about the abhorrent conditions at the covid “hospital” DHR put up in McAllenTexas. Staff have walked out of this facility because of the conditions in which there are literally ants crawling over critically ill patients. Hiding PPE from staff.
DHR is putting covid patients in this inadequate facility because they want the fully functioning hospital across the street to remain “clean.”
TW: Patients in abhorrent conditions. Patients placed in cramped rooms without adequate ventilation or air conditioning and full of medical equipment. Oxygen in the facility stopped working on July 5th, staff has been forced to using portable tanks for patients.
For reference these tanka last 45 minutes when run at 100% FiO2 and they only had 3 people to change them out for 90 patients.
Trigger Warning⚠️ Blood/Medical Equipment/Critically ill patient.
The black dots on the patients back and on the bed are live ants crawling all over them. This is unacceptable.
This is absolutely horrific.
Doctor’s Hospital Renaissance converted a hospice facility into a covid unit. The thread above exposes the abhorrent conditions that was not covered in this article. https://www.texastribune.org/2020/07/02/texas-coronavirus-hospital-rio-grande-valley/ …
The nurses and respiratory therapists are being threatened into silence. The hospice facility was converted into a COVID unit so that DHR would stay “clean”
Sara reminds: I do not work at this facility. I am assisting in blowing the whistle on the conditions of this facility. Those who work at this facility have been threatened into silence.
To clarify this is who “Krucial” is, a staffing agency that has been staffing surge cities.
”Race-Based disparities in health outcomes are not abstract” Texas is failing their Latinx community…
Covered DHR in an article today and here they talk about what my contact told me, the main hospital has been “kept largely free of the coronavirus to treat patients unrelated to the pandemic….as well as some elected procedures”
From a Nurse at DHR in McAllen, Texas.
More nurses confirming this story.
More folks validating this story anonymously.
Reports from McAllen Medical Center.
Revisión to original part of the thread. The current ceo at DHR as of June 2019 is Maniah Singh. I posted messages from an individual who lives in McAllen & wanted to make sure their story was heard as well. I apologize for any confusion!
Also as I previously stated I do not work in McAllen but am sharing the stories of contacts who do. Yes I have a TikTok account and somehow that makes me less credible because I like to post content for nursing students on there lol. I am a real nurse in Florida. 🙄
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