Washington nurses push for staffing standards at hospitals

Published by KIRO 7 on 1/16/23 (Source)

David Keepnews is with the WSNA and says staffing is critical for nurses and patients.

“Staffing and the conditions other health care workers face are immediately and directly linked to the kind of care and quality of care patients receive,” said Keepnews.

He emphasized that safe staffing has been a consistent issue during the pandemic and still is an issue in many cases.

“We need nurses that are not burnt out and we need enough nurses, and the issues of staffing have been with us for many years,” he said.