In the wake of last week’s DC City Council vote to close the only hospital east of the river, the DC Nurses Association has launched a petition to Restore Funding for United Medical Center. It's also posted on Facebook here; follow on Twitter - @dchjcoalition
“UMC is servicing between 400 to 500 patients a day and any cuts in funds for the hospital will have a detrimental impact on Ward 7 and 8,” the petition says. The Council voted to slash $25 million from UMC’s budget and to close the hospital in January 2023. “Less staff, nurses, and equipment will lead to dangerous outcomes,” the petition warns. A rally is scheduled for 9a on May 28, when the Council will hold a final vote on UMC funding. photo: nurses at the Wilson Building at last week's Council meeting; photo from DC JWJ Twitter
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