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.
Press Release: Senator Ed Markey has added his support to the list of elected officials endorsing Yes on Question 1, An act relative to patient safety and hospital transparency (the Patient Safety Act). Over 150 organizations have also endorsed Yes on Question 1, including nursing organizations representing over 1 million members at the bedside.
Press release: Today, Congressman Jim McGovern led a rally with a large group of Worcester elected officials and nurses in support of Question 1, An act relative to patient safety and hospital transparency (the Patient Safety Act). Following the rally, nurses and supporters hit the doors across Central Massachusetts, asking voters to say yes for patient safety.
Message from Katherine Hughes, RN, Executive Director of SEIU Nurse Alliance of California.
Massachusetts first responders advocate for patient safety in support of Question 1 Safe Patient Limits
Press release: Boston Fire 718, paramedics, first responders, ER nurses endorse Question 1
BOSTON – Today, first responders joined nurses in their support for Question 1, An act relative to patient safety and hospital transparency (the Patient Safety Act), to improve care for patients. In their endorsement of Question 1, first responders shared what they know: Patients will get better care with shorter ED wait times and better patient flow – from the ambulance, to the ED, to the unit where they need to receive care.
Advocates of Patient Safety Release Ad Exposing Hospital Executives and Multibillion-dollar Hospital Corporations as the True Source of Opposition to Safe Patient Limits, Question 1
Hospital executives, who are responsible for this crisis, claim that they cannot afford to provide safer patient care when they spend billions on new administrative buildings and on the purchase of hospitals and entire hospital networks in other states and other countries; and while hoarding more than $900 million in the Cayman Islands and other offshore tax havens.