Safer staffing

In common with other NHS organisations, Dorset HealthCare publishes figures on planned and actual nursing staffing levels on our hospital wards. The figures are made available on a monthly basis, and enable patients, families and the public to see how we are meeting our staffing commitments.

It is vital to our patients' experience that we have the right number of staff with the right skills at all times. This can sometimes be challenging for a number of reasons such as staff sickness, holidays or difficulties in filling vacancies.

Monthly Care Hours Per Patient Day (CHPPD) data can be accessed at NHS England » Care hours per patient day (CHPPD) data

Staffing reports are available on request. Please contact the Safer Staffing team

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