A 10-day nurses’ strike at Riverside Community Hospital entered its sixth day today (July 1st).
The health care workers are demanding additional staffing that they say has been inadequate as they treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joyce Cardenas, a Riverside nurse told KTLA 5 she’s been struggling to manage nurses across two units at the hospital:
“How am I supposed to [give] breaks and help them without the proper staffing?” We need to save lives,” Cardenas added. “We are tired of working 12 plus hours with N95s, if we get them.”
Riverside Community Hospital argued the hospital has not laid off or furloughed caregivers as other centers across the U.S. have during the pandemic.
We'll continue to update you as this strike continues till Sunday, July 5th.