Staffing levels 2014

As of May 2014 all hospitals with inpatient beds must publish their staff fill rates (actual versus planned). This means that we need to compare how many registered nurse and unregistered nurse (care staff) hours should be provided during the day and night for the month, with the number of hours that were actually provided for the month.

May

The data below for May is the first time we have collected this type of data in this way. In May we experienced some problems in how these staffing hours were calculated on some of our wards, this means some of the data shows lower or higher staffing levels than there actually is on the ward.
 
                                                Day                                        Night
Nurses Care staff Nurses Care staff
Ward name    Percentage  Percentage  Percentage Percentage
ITU 99.5 n/a     99.7 n/a
NICU 98.7 100 98.8 100
IFOR 100 100 100 100
Cavell rehab 118.9 63.9 82.3 83.9
Cloudesley 90.8 178.4 111.9 390.3
Meyrick 81.6 155.2 89.2 390.3
MSN 90.8 149.8 95.7 171
MSS 82.3 132.3 98.2 97.2
Mercers 78 114 98 n/a
Moutouschi 88.5 158.4 83.5 n/a
Nightingale 104.3 155.6 124.7 167.7
Coyle 92.3 204.5 84.4 144.3
Thorogood 122 93.5 98.4 n/a
Victoria 87.7 95.2 91.9 96.8
Maternity 147.5 87.2 116.5 89.7
 

June

The data below shows nurse staffing levels for June. We are confident that all our wards are staffed safely. Each day we review the skills, expertise and the wider team required on every ward. This ensures we have the right level of experience and expertise for our patients. Some of our wards show a high level of care staff which is due to the use of staff we call ‘specials’ who are bought in to directly provide one-to-one care for a particularly vulnerable patient or one at a high risk of falling. These are in addition to the established numbers for the ward. 
 

Day 

Night

Nurses Care staff Nurses Care staff
Ward name Percentage Percentage Percentage Percentage
ITU 97.5 NA 99.5 NA
NICU 96.8 100 96.2 NA
IFOR 100   100 100 100
Cavell rehab 132 132.7 100 100
Cloudesley 103 237.6 135.7 215.2
Meyrick 122.7 184 108 185
MSN 113 151.7 113.3 130
MSS 109.5 143.3 112.2 150
Mercers 105.7 219.3 109.3 NA
Montouschi 99 136.2 97 NA
Nightingale 138.9 113.3 185.5 NA
Coyle 99.2 93.3 100 180
Thorogood 99.74 106.7 90 NA
Victoria 103.1 99.2 91.7 103.3
Maternity 106.2 101 96.1 94.8
 

July

In July, the average fill rate for registered nurses and midwives was 104.4% during the day and 134% for care staff during the day. The average fill rate for registered nurses and midwives during the night was 104.7% and for care staff 128%.

Patients in our care with complex health needs may require one to one care, for example patients who are at a high risk of having a fall or patients with dementia. For these patients we book additional staff, over and above what the plan for the ward would have been.

View our fill rate data for July
Safe staffing Trust Board report for July

August

In August the average fill rate for registered nurses and midwives was 101.1% during the day and 124.8% for care staff during the day. The average fill rate for registered nurses and midwives during the night was 104.1% and for care staff 127.9%.

Patients in our care with complex health needs may require one to one care, for example patients who are at a high risk of having a fall or patients with dementia. For these patients we book additional staff, over and above what the plan for the ward would have been.
 

September

The staffing fill rate range for September was between:
  • 93.5 per cent and 130.4 per cent for registered staff during the day
  • 95.4 per cent and 197 per cent for care staff during the day
  • 96.7 per cent and 146.7 per cent for registered staff during the night
  • 97.8 per cent and 200 per cent for care staff during the night
Average fill rates in excess of 100 per cent relate primarily to additional staff being booked during the night and day to ensure that our most vulnerable patients, who include elderly patients with severe dementia, those at high risk of falls and younger adults with acute mental health problems, received one-to-one care when necessary.

Ward shifts are rated ‘red’, ‘amber’ or ‘green’ according to numbers of staff on duty, taking into account patient numbers, acuity and dependency. In September only 21 out of 1488 shifts were rated as red. Action was taken immediately to move staff to make the ward safe.

October

In October the average fill rate for registered nurses and midwives was 106.4% during the day and 136.7% for care staff during the day. The average fill rate for registered nurses and midwives during the night was 106.1% and for care staff 123.5%.

Patients in our care with complex health needs may require one to one care, for example patients who are at a high risk of having a fall or patients with dementia. For these patients we book additional staff, over and above what the plan for the ward would have been.
 

November

All hospitals with inpatient beds must publish their staff fill rates (actual versus planned). This means that we need to compare how many registered nurse and unregistered nurse (care staff) hours should be provided during the day and night for the month, with the number of hours that were actually provided for the month.
 
The average staffing fill rates for November were:
  • 104.9 per cent for registered staff during the day
  • 126.8 per cent for care staff during the day
  • 104.2 per cent for registered staff during the night
  • 116.9 per cent for care staff during the night
Average fill rates in excess of 100 per cent relate primarily to additional staff being booked during the night and day to ensure that our most vulnerable patients, who include elderly patients with severe dementia, those at high risk of falls and younger adults with acute mental health problems, received one-to-one care when necessary.

Ward shifts are rated ‘red’, ‘amber’ or ‘green’ according to numbers of staff on duty, taking into account patient numbers, acuity and dependency. In November only 28 out of 1440 shifts were rated as red. Action was taken immediately to move staff to make the ward safe.
 

December

All hospitals with inpatient beds must publish their staff fill rates (actual versus planned). This means that we need to compare how many registered nurse and unregistered nurse (care staff) hours should be provided during the day and night for the month, with the number of hours that were actually provided for the month.
 
The average staffing fill rates for December were:
  • 104.8 per cent for registered staff during the day
  • 131.3 per cent for care staff during the day
  • 103 per cent for registered staff during the night
  • 114.2 per cent for care staff during the night
Average fill rates in excess of 100 per cent relate primarily to additional staff being booked during the night and day to ensure that our most vulnerable patients, who include elderly patients with severe dementia, those at high risk of falls and younger adults with acute mental health problems, received one-to-one care when necessary.

Ward shifts are rated ‘red’, ‘amber’ or ‘green’ according to numbers of staff on duty, taking into account patient numbers, acuity and dependency. In December only 32 out of 1448 shifts were rated as red. Action was taken immediately to move staff to make the ward safe.

View our fill rate data for December
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