The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) has issued notification of a nursing strike at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which will begin on Monday, June 27, at 7 a.m. Ensuring that patients continue to receive safe, high-quality care is a top priority.

There is still a possibility that a fair and reasonable contract with the union can be reached to avoid a strike. However, planning as though the strike will occur is important when ensuring that patients continue to receive safe, high quality care.

Here are the facts:

  • A Strike Planning Incident Command System and comprehensive operating plan are in place. This includes bringing in temporary nurses, for five days to ensure safe, effective care. The work stoppage will end on Saturday, July 2, at 7 a.m.
  • At the end of the five day period, BWH will effect a smooth transition as nurses return to their units and patients.

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