Welcome to our nursing and midwifery safe staffing pages
We assess our staffing levels on every ward at every shift to make sure we deliver high-quality care based on responding to the patients’ needs.
The ward /department leads review staffing levels for every shift, every day. This review is overseen by our clinical matrons, divisional chief nurses and the chief nursing office team.
This assessment is based on the number of patients as well as the needs of those patients, and it’s important to have the correct skill mix of staff as well as the appropriate number of staff on shift. When we experience unexpected staff shortages on a ward, the staff member in charge of the ward is supported to assess the impact on the patients and make the necessary adjustments to ensure patient care is not compromised.
In addition, our staff are flexible and work hard to meet patients’ needs day in, day out.
We are very open about our staffing data, which is discussed with our Governors, scrutinised by our Board every month and published on our website.
On these pages you will find a range of information, including:
On every ward we display the planned number of nursing, midwifery, and care staff alongside the actual number of staff present on the ward that day. If you have any concerns about the staffing levels on a ward, please talk to the staff member in charge.
You can also view information on our staffing levels on NHS Choices website.
We hope that you find this information useful.
Andover War Memorial Hospital related performance information on NHS Choices
Basingstoke and North Hampshire related performance information on NHS Choices
Royal Hampshire County Hospital related performance information on NHS Choices
We report monthly on our staffing information at our Board meetings.
Click here to view our Board papers, which since March 2014, have included the safe staffing paper each month.
Every year we carry out a review of our staffing levels and report this to the Board, with key reccomendations for safe staffing levels.
Below links provide the detailed information behind the monthly staffing fill rate percentages published on NHS Choices. This feeds into the national database called Unify.