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Support Safe Hospital Staffing

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How safe are your loved ones in New York hospitals?

NY State lawmakers have the opportunity to enact safe staffing laws

Here are the facts:

38% of nurses have witnessed patients being put at risk due to inadequate nurse staffing

29% of those nurses saw a patient hurt by under-staffing

54% of nurses in adult medical units and emergency units report they do not have sufficient time with patients

43% of all RN's work extra hours and report they are working them because the unit is short staffed

What Can Be Done?

In 2004, California enacted a law which mandated safe staffing ratios and, as a result, saw improvements in patient care, including decreased post surgical infection rates and falls, and decreased length of hospital stay.

Dear Governor Cuomo:

In your State of the State address, you expressed your deep admiration for nurses and the work they do.
Please show your support for nurses, and patient care, by enacting the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act, sponsored by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther in 2017. This Bill will implement direct-care nurse to patient ratios in all nursing units. This Bill will ensure the care and safety of patients in New York State.

We, the undersigned, request your support and promotion of this life-saving Bill.


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