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'We're battle-weary': Polk County nurses face exhaustion as COVID-19 surge prompts need for extra shifts

   July 29, 2021

Nurses say increasing incentives are not enough to make up for the exhaustion being felt at Tampa Bay area hospitals as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge. One hospital is offering $500 more per shift with a four-week commitment, a nurse told 8 On Your Side. “Personally, health-wise and stuff, I don’t know that I can do it for the $500. We’re battle-weary,” said critical care nurse Hershey Pyle.

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