UGIMME 10 !
BBC News has done some great research and reporting on staff shortages at the Accident and Emergency Departments up and down the country.
I’ve posted the full list on my other Blog;
Here’s our local league table. Am I alone in thinking that the number of unfilled vacancies reflect the unhappiness staff feel at working in a hospital’s A and E, the quality of life staff have and ultimately the quality of care patients receive?
This league table of shame is in reverse order;
A and E staff % short Vacancies
Ashford and St Peters 97 -17% -16
Wexham Park 136 -12% -17
West Middlesex 92 -10% -9
Royal Surrey 87 -8% -7
Epsom and St. Helier 182 +2%
(out of 101!)
Frimley Park 122 +9%
If you were to ask people locally to rank their hospital trusts, you would get a league table fairly similar to this.
If you were to work out quality of treatment/outcomes, I would guess it would be fairly similar to this too.
So, although my headline slogan is still for 10 consultants at St. Peter’s A and E, that’s not enough – we actually need 17 more staff and counting!
UGIMME 10 !
(a don’t stop till you drop production)