Conflicting views with Nurses and Hospitals Over Safe Staffing Standards Bill

Published by KNDU TV on 2/14/22 (Source)

The Washington State Nurses Association has been advocating for this bill for a while now and is surprised not everyone is on board.

"We're disappointed that the hospitals have opposed this so strongly because I think it will help them in providing the kind of care that they need to be providing and also in retaining nurses and healthcare workers," said David Keepnews, executive director at The Washington State Nurses Association. "That's the biggest problem right now in terms of the so-called shortage is really a shortage of nurses and other healthcare workers who are willing and able to work under these extremely increasingly difficult conditions."