Patient Safety Act
2018 The Patient Safety Act: What It Does and Why We Need It
The fact is clear "Nurses are being pushed beyond the limit and being forced to treat too many patients at one time...and patients are feeling the impact." Guided by tightening budgets and misplaced priorities, the numbers of patients assigned to a Registered Nurse is changing, forcing a crisis of care in our hospitals.
Join the UNAP!
In n November 2016 and January 2017 300 more employees at Kent Hospital joined the UNAP Local 5008. The local has over 1200 members.
Each hospital in Rhode Island is required by law to provide the Department of Health a projected plan for staffing of nurses. It is a report of how a hospital will staff each unit, based on an estimate of the future census for that unit. Each hospital has provided a report that includes some general information about the hospital and the staffing plans for each unit in the hospital.