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.
Leominster Champion: I’m writing to reach my neighbors regarding the Patient Safety Act, as both a concerned registered nurse and a proud Leominster resident. The proposed ballot initiative would place safe limits on the amount of patients assigned to a nurse at one time.
Worcester News Tonight: Cam Jandrow reports- Massachusetts nurses gather downtown to spread awareness about safe staffing levels.
Lowell Sun: The initiative petition seeking to impose limits on the number of patients a nurse can be assigned to care for at a time can go to voters on the November ballot, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday.
WGBY: This November, voters will choose whether to set nurse staffing ratio limits in Massachusetts hospitals. The Safe Patients Limits Ballot Imitative would limit the number of patients nurses can care for in hospitals, and proponents of the measure say it will ensure better care for patients.
The Recorder: In California, where there is a law limiting the number of patients assigned to nurses, no hospitals have closed, patient outcomes have dramatically improved, there are no increased bottlenecks and the retention rate of nurses is second to none.