Nurses contract revised to give nurses voice in staffing

Associated Press, March 10, 2006

Burlington - The nurses' union and Fletcher Allen Health Care have reached an agreement that will include nurses in decisions about staffing at the hospital.

The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals had filed a complaint in December 2004 that there was an insufficient number of nurses working to provide quality care to patients.

A change to the nurses' contract will allow nurses and union officials to help determine how each ward is staffed. ... Nurses