Employees Claim A/C is Out at Healthcare Facility

By: Sara Humphrey Email
By: Sara Humphrey Email

ARDMORE, OK - Certified Nurses Aid at the facility Shane Brice said the south section has been without properly working air-conditioning for six weeks, and temperatures inside could easily reach 90 degrees.

Which he said is dangerous for the eldery residents. He said the nurses feed the residents dinner without the lights on to keep the building cooler.

Administrator of Southbrook Brett Coble said the only reason lights would be kept off is to preserve energy, not to cool off the building.

Coble said while the air conditioning is a sensitive subject, it is working properly. But Brice disagreed saying the residents are uncomfortable.

"The residents are going around saying 'its very hot, its very hot'. A lot of family members have gone and bought a lot of residents fans to put in their rooms," said Brice.

Coble said, "we've had a gentleman from the health department come out and read temperatures in each room last week and he deemed us to be fully compliant with our temperature regulations."

Coble said health code requires temperatures to be between 74-78 degrees. When we asked for a tour of the Southbrook Healthcare Facility we were escorted to one section of building that did have air conditioning. But we have received numerous texts from employees alleging that temperatures are exceeding 85 degrees in other parts of the building.


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