Safe staffing

High quality patient care is more likely to be delivered when wards are staffed to appropriate levels with competent and compassionate staff.

Trusts with inpatient beds are required to publish a breakdown of how wards and departments are planned to be staffed against actual staffing levels.

Publication shows the planned staffing levels and the actual staffing levels for nurses/midwives registered and non-registered who work both day and night shifts and Southport and Ormskirk hospitals.

It will include all inpatient areas where patients stay at least one night in hospital.

This report is published in the Trust Board papers.