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Francis calls for rethink on minimum nurse staffing


How much evidence does he need. There is so much data out there from countries that have used ratios for years, and it all states the same, SAFE PATIENT RATIOS SAVE LIVES , Not only does it save lives but it has a huge impact on reducing hospital acquired infections ,workplace accidents AND burnout. UK governments and managements have seen all of this for years, but they can only see the dollar sign in this. They need to read and absorb how ratios can also save money. I am fortunate and can write this from working 1:4 ratios. We will no doubt be fighting at some stage soon to have them made mandatory. Its called safe patient care and respecting staff. If this comes in for you, it will be a huge step in the right direction. :)

Posted date

6 August, 2013

Posted time

11:43 am