Most’ King County public health clinics could close in 2025 without funding fix

Published by KING5 on 4/1/24 (Source)

The Washington State Nurses Association represents nurses in some of the clinics and says they have built special relationships with their patients over the years - bonds that would be disrupted by clinic closures.

"They're building relationships. The community members trust the nurses, they build a rapport; its not just one generation, it's multiple generations, in different settings," said Linda Burbank with the Nurses Association. "This [petition] is a cry to say, the public health nurses are instrumental in bringing the community to a healthier space, they were there through the pandemic, so its alarming we're talking about cutting those services."