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Longer shifts increase risk of sick days for nurses and HCAs


This is a sound, careful piece of research which adds furhter weight to previous findings. Its results need to be taken seriously. They cannot be dismisssed because they do not fit our own experience. Having planned nursing establishments and rotas I find it difficult to believe anyone is routinely workig a day shift after a night shift. If so it needs to be reported. We now need a cost-benefit analysis to identify costs against the presumed benefits from reductions in numbers of staff needed and therefore their salary costs.

Posted date

18 July, 2018

Posted time

9:05 am