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Topic: staffing

May 13, 2008
The problem of low staffing levels at some hospitals has once again raised its head

The problem of low staffing levels at some hospitals in the UK has once again raised its head with the news that one 30-bed ward was staffed by just one nurse over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The incident happened on the Thornton ward of Bridlington Hospital, East Yorkshire on May 3.

Bridlington Hospital is part of the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare Trust which announced job cuts last summer involving 600 staff in a bid to deal with its mounting deficit.