Nurse staffing

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Nurses, leaders of the unions representing them, and elected officials gathered in Niagara Square late Thursday morning to rally in support of theĀ  Safe Staffing For Quality Health Care Act.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A bill sitting in a New York State Assembly committee calls for limits to the number of patients a hospital nurse should assist on a shift. A newly-formed coalition is pressing a Buffalo-area Assemblyman to back the bill and get it on the floor for a vote.

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Members of the Council's Legislation Committee were told Tuesday of the problems of thinly-staffed hospitals and what it means for patients. The session was part of a push for Albany to mandate staffing levels in hospitals and nursing homes.