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Advocates out in force in support of the Patient Safety Act

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
January/February 2010 Edition

RNs, seniors, community activists and labor allies joined together at five regional press conferences to urge legislators to pass H.3912/S.890, the Patient Safety Act, which would set a limit on the number of patients a nurse working in an acute care hospital can be forced to care for at one time. The press conferences were held in advance of the bill heard by the Legislature’s public health committee on Nov. 3.

Each of the press conferences were held near key hospitals in the MNA’s five regions. Speakers called on the legislature to finally pass the Patient Safety Act.

The MNA offers a special thanks to the nurses, labor allies and community members who attended these events.


In front of St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester…


In Brockton at the Bent Playground…


More in Brockton


At Mercy medical in Northampton…


At Carney Hospital in Dorchester


In Newburyport near Anna Jacques hospital…


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