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.
Cape Cod Times: The Patient Safety Act will improve patient outcomes and accountability 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.
Cape Cod Times: I worked as a registered nurse for more than 45 years, first in Boston and then at Cape Cod Hospital. I have lived on the Cape since the early ’60s. I have always been very proud of my profession and have spent most of those years advocating for not only my profession but for all patients.
Worcester Business Journal: More Massachusetts nurses are saying they have to care for too many patients at once, now up to 61 percent of those surveyed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Slightly more — 65 percent — bedside nurses said they don’t have time to provide patients with the care and attention they need.
The Sun Chronicle: As an area firefighter who is often called upon for transporting patients to local hospitals, and as a father, and potential patient myself, I would like to respond to the recent Sun Chronicle coverage concerning “The Patient Safety Act,” a ballot initiative to protect all patients in our Hospitals by establishing a safe limit on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time.
Gloucester Daily Times: Unionized nurses have lobbied Beacon Hill for years to ramp up staffing at the state’s hospitals, arguing they have too many patients to care for, which is affecting the quality of treatment. Those efforts have proven largely unsuccessful.