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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.
You can view our monthly staffing levels for 2017 using the links below. The reports provide ward staffing levels by number of hours for each ward; this also includes nurses on duty who do not appear on the rota such as ward sisters.
The Trust Board receives a six-monthly report called Inpatient Nurse Staffing Establishment - Ensuring Safe Staffing which outlines staffing levels for the Trust.