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Safe staffing levels

From April 2014 all hospitals are required to publish information about the number of nursing and midwifery staff working on each ward, together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe staffing guidelines.

This is part of the NHS response to the Francis report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.

Information about staffing levels is published monthly. Full details are also reported to public meetings of our Board of Directors.

We are also displaying a poster for patients and visitors in all of our wards that shows the planned and actual staffing available at the start of every shift. 

How are we doing?

Information about nursing and midwifery staffing levels for our wards and community services are published below.


Got a question?

For more information about staffing levels in our hospitals, please contact our Chief Nurse, Eileen Sills at

Find out more

For more information about safe staffing levels in hospitals, see NHS England.

Safe staffing levels 2019

Find out how we did in 2019.


Page last updated: September 23 2020