BBC interview with Elaine Inglesby. Senior nurses have issued an "unprecedented warning" about hospital ward staffing levels in England. The Safe Staffing Alliance says hospital wards regularly have each registered nurse looking after eight patients - which they say is unsafe.
The NYS Nursing Association says you're probably not getting the full attention that you need because their members are being asked to look after more patients than is reasonable. The association is working with state lawmakers on a bill that would require hospitals to hire more nurses to fulfil mandated nurse-to-patient ratios.
Warning comes as poll shows more than three-quarters of nurses say Mid Staffordshire scandal could happen again.
Staffing levels on hospital wards across England are unsafe and could put patients' lives at risk, a group of senior nurses has warned.
A group of senior nurses is warning that staffing levels on many hospital wards in England are unsafe. The Safe Staffing Alliance (SSA) says wards often have just one registered nurse looking after eight patients.
Nurse staffing levels on many English hospital wards are dangerously unsafe, a group of senior nurses have said in an unprecedented warning.
The Alliance is made up of nurse leaders who came together as part of the Nursing Standard / Patients Association Care campaign.
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