State senator receives about 1,700 decks of cards after saying nurses ‘play cards’ at work

Washington (CNN)About 1,700 decks of cards have been deliveredto the office of a Washington state senator who said nurses “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day,” the senator said in a statement Wednesday.

Walsh said last Tuesday on the senate floor, “By putting these types of mandates on a critical access hospital that literally serves a handful of individuals, I would submit to you those nurses probably do get breaks. They probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.”
An open letter posted by Facebook user Shy Braaten called for people to send a deck of cards to the senator, and included her PO Box.
    The letter reads, “I don’t know any nurses who play cards, Senator Walsh. I know nurses who care for babies who were born with their spines on the outside of their bodies and brains that won’t stop bleeding. I know nurses who hold infants that can’t stop crying because they were born addicted to heroin and methamphetamines.”
    The letter is signed, “One of the millions of people who love a nurse.”
    Walsh issued a lengthy statement on Monday apologizing and said, “I was tired, and in the heat of argument on the Senate floor, I said some things about nurses that were taken out of context — but still they crossed the line.”
    “I really don’t believe nurses at our critical access hospitals spend their days playing cards, but I did say it, and I wish I could reel it back,” Walsh said. She also noted her mother was a registered nurse and said she knows the “long hours she worked sacrificing to provide for her family.”
    In her statement, Walsh argued the bill in question would “impose inflexible staffing requirements on hospitals that will dramatically increase their costs.” She said she “worried this added cost will force some of them to close,” referring to small town, critical access hospitals.
    “It isn’t proper for the Legislature to micromanage the way hospitals manage their staffing,” Walsh said.
      An online petition signed by more than 750,000 people as of Wednesday night calls for Walsh to “shadow a Nurse for a 12 hour shift.” Walsh said in her apology statement that she would be “happy to accept.”
      This story has been updated with additional developments.

      Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

      *****************************************************

      Recommended For You

      IM Checklist Volume 11: Building A Business On WordPress

      IM Checklist Volume 11: Building A Business On WordPress - 18 Step by Step Checklists covering everything you need to know about WordPress

      Traffic Zombie 2.0 Pro

      Traffic Zombie is a tool for creating referral-rewards.

      *****************************************************

      This post was curated & Posted using : RealSpecific

      Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

      If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

      And ... Don't forget to have fun!

      Recommended

      ScriptReel PRO

      ScriptReel is a cloud based video caption creation and audio translation app that uses Vega6's advanced Artificial Intelligence technology to automate caption creation and translation.

      Long Tail Pro Monthly Pro Plan

      Long Tail Pro is the fastest, most effective way to find keywords that will help your website rank in search engines. The Long Tail Pro Starter plan includes access to Long Tail Pro's entire suite of keyword research tools, including keyword lookups, re

      Leave a Reply