New York Healthcare Workers Coalition rallies in Albany for safer nursing practices

A group of Bronx nurses has joined thousands of other state health care workers in New York in the fight for safer nursing practices. Members

Nurses are rallying for the Safe Staffing for

Nurses are rallying for the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act and the Safe Patient Handling Act. (Credit: News 12)

THE BRONX - A group of Bronx nurses has joined thousands of other state health care workers in New York in the fight for safer nursing practices.

Members of the New York Healthcare Workers Coalition hopped on buses from Lincoln Hospital and headed to Albany to support two bills aimed at improving patient care. Protesters say they are often forced to take on 10 or more patients at once, calling it a patient risk that could be deadly.

The bills include the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act, which would require health administrators to lower the nurse-to-patient ratio. The group also wants to see the passage of the Safe Patient Handling Act, which would help reduce injuries for patients and health care workers that result from manual lifting.

However, some local nurses say state changes aren't enough, and are calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to mandate staffing minimums in all city hospitals.  

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