Closing psychiatric unit at UW would be 'devastating,' says nurse

One of Seattle's psychiatric facilities is facing an uncertain future. The University of Washington Medical Center could shutter its psych unit, unless it makes "costly" upgrades.

UW's Medical Center operates a psychiatric unit with 10 beds. The beds are nearly always full, with more than 430 patients coming through the doors each year.

Anita Stull, a nurse in the unit who is represented by the Washington State Nurses Association, is worried about where patients would go if the unit closes.


KUOW: Closing psychiatric unit at UW would be 'devastating,' says nurse (4/4/18)