Maintaining safe staffing levels is crucial to ensuring hospital patients are treated with dignity, according to the Royal College of Nursing in Wales.
The college elaborated on its opinion in a submission to a review on dignity and respect in hospitals being carried out by Ruth Marks, the older people commissioner for Wales.
RCN Wales director Tina Donnelly said: “Many patients’ perceptions of compassion, kindness and dignity is related to healthcare workers having enough time to communicate with them.”
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