Seattle Children’s Hospital nurses call for action amid escalating pediatric mental health crisis

Published by KOMO on 11/30/23 (Source)

SEATTLE — Nurses at Seattle Children’s Hospital are demanding immediate help from management because of what they are calling a crisis in pediatric mental health.

The nurses' union told KOMO News the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit “seems like a combat zone,” as it remains understaffed and struggles to help violent kids in the hospital. Nurses are demanding the hospital address it with more staff and boosted safety protocols.