Patient Safety is Our Number One Priority

The Patient Safety Act will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts hospitals by setting a safe maximum limit on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, while providing flexibility to hospitals to adjust nurses’ patient assignments based on specific patient needs.

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The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts joins support of Patient Safety Act

Press Release: The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts joins support of Patient Safety Act.
Measure will protect patients and improve care in Massachusetts hospitals.

Massachusetts Senior Action Council joins support of Patient Safety Act

Press Release:  Massachusetts Senior Action Council joins support of Patient Safety Act.
Measure will protect patients and improve care in Massachusetts hospitals.

Nurse advocates for Patient Safety Act support

Sentinel & Enterprise: I support the Patient Safety Act, a November 2018 ballot measure establishing safe maximum limits on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time. As a registered nurse for 27 years at the bedside, currently at HealthAlliance in Leominster for the past 11 years, I have had experience trying to care for too many patients at one time. It was exhausting, dangerous, and goes against our best science as well as common sense.

California Health Care Workers Support MA Question 1 – Safe Patient Limits (Video)

Youtube: Health care workers who experienced safe patient limits becoming law in California 14 years ago confirm that no hospitals closed as a result, no non-RN staff were laid off and the law helped patients. They support a similar law in Massachusetts and encourage voters to say YES to Question 1 on November 6.

Should there be a limit to the number of patients assigned to nurses (radio)

WGBH: Is it best to legally limit how many patients one nurse can care for? That’s what Massachusetts voters will decide on election day in November.

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