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.
Abington Mariner: According to Donna Dudik, a Nov. 6 ballot measure that proposes a limit on the amount of patients assigned to a hospital nurse in Massachusetts is “badly needed.”
“I have been a nurse for 35 years,” said Durdik, a Weymouth resident and nurse during a rally for the initiative outside South Shore Hospital, Thursday. “I work out of Boston Medical Center. I see so many nurses who are swamped with having to take care of so many patients safely.”
CapeCod.com: Officials from the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) teamed up with a group of about ten Registered Nurses employed at Cape Cod Hospital on Tuesday as part of the patient safety advocates “Truth Tour”, a campaign backed by MNA to raise public support for implementing the proposed Safe Patient Limits bill.
Press Release: Committee files FOIA request amid disclosures of questionable process
Press Release: Senator Elizabeth Warren has added her support to the list of individuals and organizations encouraging residents to vote YES on Question 1, The Patient Safety Act.
“Nurses work hard to take care of all of us when it matters the most, and we should do the same for them by establishing standards to ensure they have the help they need to do their job safely,” said Senator Warren. “I stand with our nurses and support a yes vote on Question 1 in November.”
Cape Cod Times: Calling themselves the “Truth Tour,” a dozen members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association stood in the rain on a street corner Tuesday and accused Cape Cod Healthcare executives of lying about a ballot initiative to increase nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.