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Nurse ratios in England 'unsafe'

Senior nurses have issued an "unprecedented warning" about hospital ward staffing levels in England.

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 group, which includes the Royal College of Nursing, Unison and the Patients Association, says safe nursing levels have been ignored for too long.

Jane Dreaper reports.

  • 12 May
  • From the section Health