The national nursing shortage is taking its toll on Rhode Island.
Officials over the weekend said that part of the emergency department --referred to as C Pod has closed.
That pod is used in several different ways depending on need.
But officials say staffing now is a big issue with nurses having worked longer and longer hours and few replacements ready to step in.
Officials at Lifespan say that the "pod" could reopen at anytime depending on staffing availability.
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