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Royal colleges 'shocked' by regulator chief's staffing levels comments


1:8 ratios should be illegal in my opinion. I used to work on a MAU where the ratio was 1:6 and even that was completely unsafe a lot of the time. The straw that broke the camel's back for me was when I was expected to take an assignment including: 2 patients in respiratory failure on BIPAP; 1 patient with DKA, 1 patient with acute delirium ? cause, 1 end of life patient whom treatment had been withdrawn in the ED and 1 patient with NSTEMI. Needless to say I got all of a 10 minute break during my 13 hour shift, handed my notice in soon after and honestly felt like leaving Nursing altogether. Good luck to Ward Nurses because there is no way I could do it again!

Posted date

14 July, 2016

Posted time

7:01 pm