California Nurses Press Governor on Ebola Safety

Oct 21, 2014 7:56 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to meet with the state's largest nurses union to discuss Ebola preparedness at hospitals and other health facilities.

Leaders of the California Nurses Association will meet with him Tuesday as the union presses for more training and protective gear for health workers.

The governor's office says Brown and state public health officials also are meeting this week with hospital executives, physicians, local health officials and emergency responders.

RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the statewide union and National Nurses United, says hospitals have been slow in responding to the Ebola threat. The union wants the type of gear used at premiere institutions and practice taking it off.

Also Tuesday, nurses will rally in Oakland urging the state Department of Industrial Relations to adopt stronger safety standards.


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