The letter states, "I do not know any nurses playing cards, Senator Walsh, I know nurses who care for babies born with spikes on the outside of their bodies, and a brain that does not stop I know nurses who have babies who do not stop crying because they are addicted to heroin and methamphetamines. "
The letter is signed:" One of the millions of people who love a nurse. "
" I really do not believe that nurses in our critically accessible hospitals spend their days playing cards, but I have e I said, and I wish I could get it back, "Walsh said. She also noted that her mother was a registered nurse and she knew that she "had to sacrifice long hours to look after her family."
In its statement, Walsh argued that the bill in question "would impose inflexible staffing requirements on hospitals that would dramatically increase their costs". She said she "feared that these additional costs would force some of them to graduate," referring to small hospital-related hospitals.
"It's not right for the legislature to manage the way hospitals manage their workforce," Walsh said.
This story has been updated with further developments.