Staff shortages at Human Service Center focus of meeting

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Operations at the Human Service Center in Yankton were questioned by members of the Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota legislature this week.

Committee Chair, Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says staff shortages have forced the closure of two units at the hospital.

Hunhoff says despite the staff shortages, the facility still is available to those that need the help.

Hunhoff says the need for extra staff at the hospital nursing home short changes other units.

Hunhoff says it may be time to move the nursing home patients out of the state facility and into other available nursing homes.