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Twenty years ago, a similar story

RE: “Retreat nurse: staff is at the breaking point” [Letters, Jun. 27]:

I support the direct-care staff and what Eileen Glover had to say!

Twenty years ago, my husband and I left the Brattleboro Retreat for some of the very same reasons. I was a registered nurse there and he, a mental-health worker.

We woke up one morning and both realized how the administration’s unrealistic changes to direct-care staff was having an impact on the safety of our clientele, as well as our ability to sleep well!

We moved to the Concord, N.H. area, where I went to work at the New Hampshire State Hospital, and he went back to electronics.

Administration, wake up before the whole place folds!

Louise McGourty
Newfane

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Originally published in The Commons issue #466 (Wednesday, July 4, 2018). This story appeared on page D4.

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