Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


Longer shifts increase risk of sick days for nurses and HCAs


Jennifer Hunt thank you for your in put but I agree with Anonymous and Sheenorama, I just had a conversation with my friend and former colleague. she has just finished 4 nights this morning and then she is back to work on a long day tomorrow. There are a few issues that needs to be explore yes you might argue that 12 hour shifts may be one of key contributors but not in its entirety. Other contributing factors are 1. who you work with if you're on duty with a lazy member of staff you are done for. 2 successive shifts without adequate breaks as mentioned about is the salt to a wound. 3. low staff morale 4. non-supportive senior staff etc etc,

Posted date

23 July, 2018

Posted time

2:37 pm