On behalf of the NYS AFL-CIO Nurse Issues committee please see the following. The Department of Health is conducting a study about staffing levels in hospitals and nursing homes. Many of us know firsthand what happens when there aren't enough nurses to care for the patient load. The results can be disastrous - both for the patients and for the workers.
We need to take action now.
(The link contains a sample email and will send your email straight to Dr. Zucker - all you have to do is put your name and address in)
With the DOH study scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, this is our last chance to make our voices heard and have an impact on the report.
This is a public study being conducted by the DOH - meaning they want to hear from us. Union members, community groups, and many others have already given testimony at public hearings, because it’s important that we make our voices heard as loudly and strongly as possible.
Our calls and emails have a huge impact, so we need everyone to take two minutes to send a quick email (again, all you need to do is click a couple of buttons).