I wonder whether healthcare providers are so focused on safety that they have forgotten about quality and the patient experience. Or have they simply been forced to just deprioritse those aspects of care?
The body Healthcare Improvement Scotland is set to receive powers to close hospital wards to new admissions if there are serious concerns about patient safety resulting from insufficient staffing levels or poor infection control.
NHS accident and emergency departments in England may be understaffed as much as half the time because of inadequate systems to predict patient demand, according to safe staffing guidance revealed today.
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