Charlotte Woman Outraged Over Maskless Employees At Atrium’s SouthPark Emergency Department
CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte woman says she was outraged over a recent trip to a Charlotte emergency room. She snapped photos of the nurses station at Atrium Health’s SouthPark Emergency Department. The employees weren’t wearing masks.
Susan Klepper says she questioned why the workers weren’t masked up.
“They said the masks do nothing, he said the mask you’re wearing, I know it’s an N-95, but, the particles are microscopic and they can get through,” says Klepper.
Atrium Health issued this response:
“The hospital takes patient safety very seriously, and as part of that, we expect staff, patients, and visitors to be properly wearing a mask at all times. The photos have been shared with the leadership team at this facility, and at the enterprise level, and they are addressing the situation immediately.”
Klepper says more should be done to make sure patients and workers are protected and wearing masks. She believes Atrium should install video surveillance equipment in their hospitals and emergency rooms.