Because there is compelling evidence supporting the link between appropriate staffing levels and the outcomes of patients, we have pledged to ensure adequate nurse staffing levels in order to deliver safe, compassionate care. Our patients and the public are entitled to know that we have the right number of people in place to provide safe, high quality care to all our patients. This initiative arose following the Francis Report which recommends greater openness and transparency in the health service and our publication of these details is in line with the national requirements.
We have also installed patient, staff and visitor information boards on every ward. These display the planned and actual staffing levels against safe staffing numbers agreed by the trust. The data is updated on a shift by shift basis.
The reports below have been presented at trust board meetings. The director of nursing and midwifery provides bi-monthly reports to the trust board and risk and quality meetings; with a detailed report every six months following a trust-wide nursing establishment review, assisting the board to meet its responsibility for safe staffing.
Safe staffing reports 2017
Safe staffing reports 2016
Safe staffing reports 2015
Safe staffing reports 2014
Page last updated:March 2017