Sandy Ellis, a representative from the Massachusetts Nurses Association, has set up a meeting with State Representative Carolyn Dykema — whose district includes Southborough precincts 2 and 3 — to talk about some specific areas of health care reform. She’s looking for some interested Southborough residents to join her. Here’s the pitch:
Nurses have been sounding the alarm for over a decade about the need for increased nurse staffing in our hospitals. In Massachusetts, there is currently no limit to the number of patients a nurse is responsible to care for at one time. It is not at all unusual for a nurse to be assigned to care for 7, 8, 9 or even 10 patients at one time. If this is an issue of concern to you because you, your family and friends have been or could be patients in the hospital, and you want to help fix the problem, please contact Sandy Ellis RN of the Massachusetts Nurses Association at 508-756-5800 x103 or SEllis@mnarn.org. A meeting with State Rep Carolyn Dykema to discuss the issue is taking place in the very near future. Your participation is welcomed!