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UC hospital workers allege patient neglect, harm
Orange County Register

A labor union representing about 15,000 UC hospital workers has issued a report accusing UCI Medical Center and four other hospitals of inadequate and uneven staffing levels that have led to patient neglect and harm. In the 40-page report released Thursday, union leaders alleged that bedridden patients at UCI Medical Center in Orange were developing pressure sores and urinary tract infections because of understaffing, and that workers tasked with monitoring sick and critical patients were skipping their breaks to avoid jeopardizing patient safety.