Linda Langlais: ‘Next time, listen to the nurses’

Published: 10/11/2021 4:50:53 PM

Nursing staff shortages leading to burnout at Cooley Dickinson Hospital (Oct. 1) was a foreseeable situation even before the pandemic.

CDH spent a lot on advertising against a 2018 “nurse-to-patient ratios” ballot measure, and the consumers (potential patients) voted along with the hospital management not to implement such ratios. So the public helped create this dilemma and owes it to all the medical people to step up to the plate and take responsibility.

Next time, listen to the nurses. They know what’s needed way more than the management because they are present for the needs of the sick! If you really want good care, take care of the caretakers! It’s that simple!

Linda Langlais

Florence




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