Widespread burnout among healthcare workers prompts change at hospitals


As health­care workers and their unions raise concerns about widespread burnout and overworked staff amid the pandemic, Washington lawmakers have intro­duced new bipar­tisan legis­la­tion aimed at creating new safe staffing standards for hospi­tals in Washington.

The legis­la­tion is intended to help protect health­care workers and ensure patients get the care they deserve.

At the end of 2021, unions UFCW 21, SEIU Health­care 1199NW and the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion — which collec­tively repre­sent more than 71,000 health­care workers in the state of Washington — launched the WA Safe + Healthy” campaign. The unions are calling on lawmakers in Olympia to pass legis­la­tion to deal with the unprece­dented burnout and unsafe work condi­tions health­care workers are facing.


THE COURIER-HERALD: Widespread burnout among healthcare workers prompts change at hospitals (1/11/22)