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)