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Quincy nurses set one-day strike

Quincy Medical Center nurses say they will hold a one-day strike on April 11 to protest recent changes to the hospital that they claim create unsafe patient conditions.

According to a release, a majority of Quincy Medical Center nurses, all members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, voted to strike after Cerberus-Steward, the owner of Quincy Medical Center since 2011, decided to shut down a 40-bed nursing unit and subsequently lay off 30 nurses.

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Though hospital spokesmen say the changes are in an effort to respond to market demands, nurses say that the switch from in-patient to outpatient services has created chaos in remaining areas of the hospital.

The strike will begin at 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 11 and will end at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 12.

Jessica Bartlett

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