UW Medical Center Describes “Extraordinarily Difficult Time” Amid Potential Cuts and Closures


Speaking to the regents meeting Wednesday, three nurses from the psychi­atric unit said they were grateful for the tempo­rary reprieve. However, while UW says the new unit will be similar to Seven North, nurses worry the new beds at North­west Hospital may not in fact serve the same clients as the current unit. In partic­ular, nurses told the regents they worry about women with high-risk pregnan­cies, who can currently seek both mental health and obstet­rics care at Seven North. They also raised concerns about access to mental health care beds for UW students.

The current plans will harm students, high risk patients, and the commu­nity,” one nurse said. We have a respon­si­bility to students and their parents to do every­thing we can to safeguard their lives.”


THE STRANGER: UW Medical Center Describes “Extraordinarily Difficult Time” Amid Potential Cuts and Closures (5/10/18)