NYP-Brooklyn Methodist Nurses to Picket Outside Hospital to Protest Cuts to Care for Brooklyn Patients

Contact:  Kristi Barnes | press@nysna.org | 646-853-4489
Eliza M. Bates | eliza.bates@nysna.org | 646-285-8491

With an already overcrowded Emergency Room and a shuttered psychiatric unit, New York Presbyterian-Methodist is proposing to cut nurse staffing even further

New York, NY— Today, May 4 at 12:30 p.m. NYSNA nurses from New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist will picket outside of the hospital. After other private-sector hospitals in New York City settled fair contracts with nurses, NYP-Methodist is digging in their heels and proposing cuts to care for Brooklyn patients. Management wants to strip patient care protections from the NYSNA contract and reduce staffing levels in Labor and Delivery, Mother-Baby, Chemotherapy Infusion, and other units. Hospital bigwigs are also trying to roll back patient safety protections that ensure that there’s always a qualified nurse at the bedside of every patient. Meanwhile, NYP-Brooklyn Methodist continues to refuse to reopen an in-patient psychiatric unit Brooklyn patients depend on, leaving the emergency room overcrowded and patients without the care they need.

WHAT: NYSNA Nurses Picket Outside of New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist in Park Slope
WHERE: 6th Street & 7th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn
WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2023

Picket from 8-10 AM and 12-2 PM
**Press Conference at 12:30 PM**

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