Dozens of nurses rally over lack of staffing at Columbia County hospital

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Dozens of nurses were rallying in Columbia County on Thursday.

They say they’re outraged at the lack of staffing at Columbia Memorial Hospital, despite having job openings.

Nursing shortages have increased around the nation with our aging population and nurse retirements.

The nurses of Columbia Memorial Hospital are infuriated.

Registered nurses, other healthcare workers and community members want better pay and more staff.

Nurse shortages began years ago, but the nurses tell NewsChannel 13 this is the worst shortage they’ve seen. They say some patients have no place to go.

Columbia Memorial Hospital released a statement on Facebook stating that they are sympathetic to their workers asking for more pay and better staffing. However, the nurse shortage is a national crisis and is not limited to this hospital.

Learn how long some emergency room wait times have stretched by watching the video of Tiffany Paytons story.