"Excellent Staff - Appalling Staffing"
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
I recently spent three days in Ward 3, Wansbeck Hospital. While the staff provided me with excellent care for which I am grateful, I was appalled to discover that there were only 2 members of staff on duty on a night shift. I was afraid to go to sleep in case something happened to me while they were busy with another patient as I felt it would be impossible for 2 nurses to properly observe 21 patients. It was my understanding that they rely on staff from the adjoining cardiac care unit to help them during the night. I also did not like having a shower or going to the toilet as the facilities are used by both men and women and it made me feel uncomfortable. Everything else was fine. The staff worked very hard and were professional and polite. My only hope is that they are appreciated from their management and the staffing numbers are addressed.