Employees concerned about flooding inside Washington state hospital

November 14, 2019

Employees at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash., have raised concerns about flooding inside the buildings on campus, according to an article on the KIRO7 website.

One employee interviewed in the article described human feces falling from the ceiling.

The initial flooding happened in April when patients stuffed something in the toilets on an upper floor. It forced some areas to be shut down and contaminated some patient medical records. 

The Department of Social and Health Services, which oversees Western State, has said issues with the aging building did contribute to the hospital losing $53 million a year in federal funding.

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