Briana Aguirre of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was with Anderson Cooper speaking out about the terrible conditions the hospital has been forced into while treating Ebola.
“I’m so tired of hearing their explanations that don’t mean anything to anyone. I’m tired of them blaming the nurses for being sick… I’m tired of it, and I’m not taking it,” she began.
“Those nurses are heroes. And I refuse to continue to hear them, you know, at any other light, and I’m not going to.”
Cooper asked her if she, “God forbid”, contracts the disease, would she go to the hospital she works at to get treatment.
“I don’t know if I can legally refuse, but I would try,” she answered. “I would do anything and everything not to be a patient there. I told this to someone else, and it’s not because I feel that a facility, another facility would do a better job. I have a wonderful hospital. It’s because of what I saw there and what I actually know to be going wrong in there.”
“…I would be sitting there feeling like I could be contaminated any minute. If I didn’t already have Ebola, that I may get it by being there, by having a doctor cross contaminate between patients, by having an incompetent infection control department, by having incompetent CDC leadership there. Absolutely. They promised. They promised to be transparent and they promised to put their employees’ safety as their number one priority. And I feel lied to and I know so many other people that do as well.”
Aguirre claims that the medical waste from the Ebola patients was so great that it would eventually “pile to the ceiling.”
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