Safer Staffing

Safer Staffing

From April 2014, all hospitals are required to publish information about the number of nursing and midwifery staff working on each ward, together with the percentage of shifts, meeting safe staffing guidelines.

As a Community Trust we have one Community Hospital based in Newton-le-Willows and we will publish the data for the inpatient ward of the unit.

This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.

Information about staffing levels will be published monthly.

We are displaying information for patients and visitors in our community hospital ward that shows the planned and actual staffing available at the start of every shift.

September 2016

Day    Night  
Registered Nurses Care Staff Registered Nurses Care Staff
Total monthly planned staff hours Total monthly actual staff hours Total monthly planned staff hours Total monthly actual staff hours Total monthly planned staff hours Total monthly actual staff hours Total monthly planned staff hours Total monthly actual staff hours
 1860 1740 2250 2280 690 690 690 690

View all previous month’s figures on the Safer Staffing Archive page.

Board reports

June 2014 – Safe Staffing April 2014 Review

Further information

Newton Community Hospital In-Patient Ward webpage
Bridgewater page on NHS Choices website
NHS England website

Ask us a question

For more information regarding the trust staffing levels please contact Esther Kirby Chief Nurse at Esther.Kirby@Bridgewater.nhs.uk.

For more information about safe staffing levels Please see the NHS England website’s FAQs: http://www.england.nhs.uk/2014/06/06/safe-staffing-faqs.


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