WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
- A woman takes her mother to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and witnesses overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, and overwhelmed staff.
- Patients are seen lying in hallways, urine-soaked floors, and trash on the floor.
- The COVID-19 pandemic and nursing strikes have led to staffing shortages and overcrowding in hospitals.
A woman took her mother to Mount Sinai Hospital on Madison Avenue in New York City earlier this month and described what she called “24 hours of hell” in a Daily Mail exclusive published on Sunday. According to her account, the hospital was packed with patients, and the emergency room was chaotic with urine-soaked floors, trash on the ground, and homeless people seeking treatment left ignored.
She also reported that the staff seemed overwhelmed, with some nurses chatting on their cellphones or watching soccer games while patients were left waiting for treatment.
The woman’s mother had initially been suspected of having a stroke, but this was ruled out by a CAT scan within ten minutes. The hospital stay then turned into a nightmare for the cancer patient.
The woman expressed her frustration with the hospital’s deteriorating conditions, stating that she stepped in a puddle of urine from a spilled pan in the hallway and asked the staff when conditions started deteriorating, to which she was told two years ago.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put significant strain on New York City’s healthcare system, with staffing shortages and overcrowding in hospitals. Thousands of nurses quit their jobs due to vaccine mandates and poor working conditions, and over 7,000 went on strike in January for better pay and work conditions.
The woman’s account highlights the challenges faced by the healthcare system, with patients being left in limbo and staff lacking communication with one another.