Westchester Medical Center nurses hold rally in hopes of better working conditions

Those rallying say they're advocating for more hires amid a staffing shortage. They're asking for effective infection controls and a fair contract immediately. Without those terms, nurses News 12 spoke with say the medical center is unfit to service their patients.

News 12 Staff

Feb 2, 2022, 10:48 PM

Updated 863 days ago

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Nurses at the Westchester Medical Center held a rally on Wednesday for better working conditions.
Those rallying say they're advocating for more hires amid a staffing shortage. They're asking for effective infection controls and a fair contract immediately. Without those terms, nurses News 12 spoke with say the medical center is unfit to service their patients.
"We hear, oh, were hiring, we're hiring, but that's not helping us," Carly Knight, one of the hospitals' nurses told News 12. "We need help now. This is, again, people'.s lives are at stake here. They're not getting the care that they need. It's dangerous."
The Westchester Medical Center says in a statement that it is prepared to offer industry-leading wages that quote "rival any hospital in New York State."
They also say the nurses' claim that the medical center does not have the staff or resources to serve the community is untrue.


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