Video: Nurses Picket for Patient Care
Twin Cities nurses wore red as they picketed outside of North Memorial Medical Center to protest the unsafe working conditions. The informational picket called attention to the increasing ratio of patients to staff, which nurses say is diminishing the quality of patient care. Patients are experiencing delays with medications, feedings, restroom assistance and other critical services due to over-worked staff being spread too thin. The nurses called on the hospital to restore staffing levels to make sure patients get the care they deserve.