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

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Every ward nurse I speak to at my hospital is stressed because of the massive workload they are expected to endure every shift, there is never a day when the wards have the correct staffing ratios. Staff are missing there breaks, getting off duty late and expected and almost bullied into changing a shift at short notice to cover another shortfall. The older nurses can't wait to retire and the younger nurses are leaving the wards to work in clinic, theatre, X Ray, outpatients or anywhere where they think the workload will be less or they are leaving the profession altogether. Soon you will not be able to staff the big acute wards at all because of the intolerable conditions that staff have to endure. Take heed.

Posted date

14 July, 2016

Posted time

9:04 pm

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