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Charity warns of neonatal nurse shortage


I am also a neonatal nurse with 23 years experience in the speciality. Back in the 1990's we had much better staffing levels. Now we spend every day trying to get bank staff to work as we are dangerously under staffed & overworked. Trusts are amalgamating & blending several units into one or two. All that happens is that we have less neonatal cots & less local Units. Babies, families & staff are all worse off. I love my job but hate having to try to deliver good neonatal care when there is not enough equipment, cots, staff & support for families. Many staff are so stressed & at risk of total burnout. But hey what does the caring profession do? Ring you up on your only day off work to work!!!!!!!

Posted date

3 November, 2010

Posted time

5:02 pm