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Hayward: Kaiser to close pediatric hospital unit Nov. 17
The Mercury News

Kaiser Permanente announced Wednesday it will close its pediatric hospital unit on Nov. 17 and shift young patients to Oakland.

Although Kaiser Permanente says those patients will get better care in Oakland, the move is opposed by nurses, who say it will create a hardship for parents.

Kaiser administrators say few children are hospitalized in Hayward, and that its new facility in Oakland has a team of doctors, surgeons and nurses specializing in pediatric care.