"Review of Lynfield Mount"

About: Lynfield Mount Hospital

I think the staff are struggling but overall it is a good hospital, they maybe need more staff.

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Response from Bradford District Care Foundation Trust

Thank you for sharing this observation. With respect to staffing levels it has recently become a national requirement for all inpatient services to display and publish their staffing levels.

When you visit one of our 13 wards at Lynfield Mount Hospital and the Airedale Centre for Mental Health you will see our ‘staffing level boards.’ These show the planned and actual numbers of staff (registered nurses, clinical support workers) on shift each day. This does not include support staff, such as ward clerk, housekeeper.

The boards are displayed on each ward where they can be clearly seen by service users, visitors and staff. They show who is in charge of the shift that day, when the board was last updated, and if the person in charge feels that the ward is safely staffed at that time.

Every month we will publish information about our staffing levels and provide links to the paper discussed in public at our Trust Board meetings on our Trust website: http://www.bdct.nhs.uk/freedom-of-information/safe-staffing-levels/. The Board will hear if our wards are meeting the safer staffing requirement, if action is needed and what steps are being taken to make our wards as safe as possible.

I hope this method of monitoring safe staffing levels provides assurance about this important area of care.