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.