How do you define a safe staffing level? What do you think?
Most nurses believe that staffing levels have regularly dipped below safe levels over the last year and want mandatory ratios for the number of staff per patient introduced, according to a Nursing Times survey.
Asked whether staffing had regularly fallen below safe levels on their ward over the past 12 months, 72% of respondents said that it had.
The issue is explored in: Nurses warn of dangerous dips in safe staffing levels. Nursing Times. 15 February 2012.