In a survey of almost 600 nurses carried out by the Nursing Times, almost three quarters of respondents reported seeing what they considered “poor care” in the past 12 months, with almost a third of those nurses saying that they regularly witnessed poor care.
The survey also found that 57% of the 600 nurses thought their wards were always or sometimes “dangerously understaffed”.
The results of the survey are both shocking and worrying. Patients are in hospital because they require care; many are completely dependent upon nurses and their health should not be further jeopardised by the apparent prevalence of understaffing and poor care.
Gadsby Wicks are specialist medical negligence solicitors; we do nothing else. We have acted in numerous cases where a patient has been injured as a result of negligent nursing care. Those cases include, for example, poor care leading to patients suffering a fall in hospital, patients receiving the wrong medication, patients receiving the wrong blood transfusion and cases where a basic lack of attention has delayed the instigation of medical treatment.
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