Health officials: staffing was the main challenge of 2022; problems expected to continue in 2023 | WV News

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WV News) — Infectious diseases have driven hospital beds to fill and inflation has taken a toll on profits in the healthcare sector during 2022, but there has perhaps been no greater challenge facing the sector than the continued staff shortages that preceded but were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to industry representatives.

Healthcare staff shortages have been reported in all locations, including primary care providers and specialists, phlebotomists, respiratory therapists, nurses and support staff.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *