Aintree University Hospitals Foundation Trust has launched a month-long study to assess nursing staff levels.
The study will look at nursing numbers on each ward and monitor the level of individual patient dependency, says the trust’s latest monthly transparency report.
“This information will offer us assurance that the staffing levels reflect the individual acuity on each ward,” says the report.
The report – part of the NHS North West Transparency Project – shows the hospital cared for 9,411 inpatients in March. One suffered a fall resulting in moderate harm, while 14 patients suffered a grade 2 pressure ulcer.
It added that 83% of nurses who took part in a staff survey said they were “always” satisfied with the quality of care given to patients, 16% said “sometimes” and just 1% said they were not satisfied.
27 April 2012