Well-being survey: ‘inhumane’ shifts leave no time even for a sip of water
Exclusive research carried out by Nursing Standard shows understaffing and issues with management are risking nurses’ health
- Three quarters of nurses surveyed said they often work shifts without breaks
- Only one in five say they always have a chance to hydrate during their shift
- RCN brands survey findings ‘inhumane’ and raises patient safety concerns
Eight out of ten nurses have gone an entire shift without a single drink of water, with more than half saying it happens at least once a week, an exclusive survey for Nursing Standard has revealed.
Nurses responding to our survey cited a lack of staffing – and in some cases, 'uncaring' management – as...
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