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Crisis at Connecticut Valley and Whiting Forensic Hospitals

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Release Date: 07/01/2019

Healthcare workers at Connecticut Valley Hospital and Whiting Forensic Hospital delivered a petition to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services with more than 700 signatures in demand of safe staffing levels, adequate training to respond to specific patient populations, proper administration of disciplinary measures and better receptiveness to clinical staff recommendations. What's next? SEIU 1199 Organizer Avery Pittman and Vice President Paul Fortier join Shirley and Garth to follow up on our recent press conference to address short-staffing at the DMHAS.