With all the problems highlighted by the media scrutinising the nhs and its workers, staffing levels keeps coming up with no resolution or response from hospitals.
I am wondering what each of your current work areas staffing ratio is of nurse : patient and nurse : hca.
As a bank nurse I see a lot of areas and am shocked by the variance and how unsafe I feel at times.
May 14, '13
OMG. that's why mass exodus to Australia especially the states with ratios, it must be a dream.
I did hear patient outcomes declined in the UK with the increase of non qualified nursing staff and decrease of qualified nursing staff. The research must be somewhere because the research done on this in the NHS is how we achieved pt ratios in the first instance and with great pt ratios came better patient outcomes in Victoria, that's what the unions use now as leverage for pay increases and to keep non nursing personal away from bedside care.
Are RN,s responsible for supervision of the non nurse and 12 patients? Must be scary as your name and registration is on the line as well as the outcome of the Patient, who deserves best outcome.
Last edit by ceridwyn on May 14, '13