Using our strength at the bargaining table, nurses at Eastern and Western State Hospital won an agreement with DSHS to review the crtitical problems of safety and violence at our hospitals. Together with DSHS we released the report and received lots of media attention.
We’re looking forward to working together with DSHS to implement the report’s recommendations, including staffing improvements.
Read the press coverage:
KUOW: Assaults a constant disruption at state mental hospitals http://kuow.org/post/assaults-constant-disruption-state-mental-hospitals
KOMO News: Review: violence on the rise at Western State Hospital http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Review-Violence-on-the-rise-at-Western-State-Hospital–227313821.html
Seattle Times: Report: Violence on the rise again at Western State Hospital http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021997848_statehospitalattacksxml.html#
juliep October 22nd, 2013