"One nurse to deal with a full ward of patients on B2. They deserve a medal."

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care

(as the patient),

On a recent occasion, there was only one staff nurse on ward B2, where I am at the moment, from 5pm to cope with a full ward of patients. There were healthcare workers but this nurse was the only nurse and I think they need a medal. When the nurses shift finished, they were still here at 10: 30.

This nurse needs to be prasised for all the hard work they do.

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Response from Jo Horsley, Adult Mental Health Service Manager - Acute services, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Many thanks for your comments and bringing this staffing situation to my attention.

I have spoken to the ward manager who explained this was unavoidable due to unforeseen circumstances. I agree the nurse in question deserves recognition and if it was in my power I’d give lots of our nurses gold medals!

I will make sure the nurse in question receives your kind words of appreciation and look at ways we can prevent this happening in the future.

I wish you well in your continued recovery.

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