"Work is too much for too few people"
About: Wells Road Centre
Posted by Together Advocacy Wells Road Centre (as ),
Written on behalf a patient by Advocacy:
I am on Trent ward at the Wells Road Centre and I wish to write about my concerns about the staffing levels on this ward. The staff on the ward do a very good job, but the work is too much for too few people.
Due to this being an admissions ward, sometimes individual patients are unwell and require more intensive support from staff. The problem is that this has a knock-on effect for the other patients, who cannot access staff as much as they need to, which can then lead to things becoming even more difficult on the ward.
I feel that more could be done to address this, so that pressure on staff and patients can be relieved. I would suggest seeing if staff could be moved from other wards to better accommodate the needs of patients on this ward, or getting more staff if there are not enough..