Ventura County Star:
Nurses march for increased staffing at area hospitals: Nurses and their supporters rallied Tuesday in front of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, demanding the state enforce staffing ratios that mandate how many patients can be assigned to one nurse.
Nurses from the Service Employees International Union Local 121RN then took their protest from the hospital to a local office of the California Department of Public Health.
Their gripe lies with what they say is the state's lack of enforcement of a law passed prior to the pandemic that allowed the state agency to fine hospitals for violating the ratios and without the proper numbers patient safety is at risk.
Unions protest hospital staff shortages in Ventura County rallies (subscriber content): Nurses, aides and other hospital employees will wave picket signs and shout slogans in a series of rallies this week protesting staffing shortages they say compromise patient safety.
On Tuesday, nurses from SEIU Local 121RN will rally in front of St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and then march to a local office of the California Department of Public Health. They'll demand more state enforcement of staffing ratios that mandate how many patients can be assigned to one nurse.
ABC 7 Los Angeles: ABC 7 coverage of California's lifting the COVID-19 state of emergency includes a special focus on our campaign to ensure CDPH enforces safe staffing laws.
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