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#

Read the full report here. 

October 22nd, 2013

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