NCUHT Staffing Review

29th July 2013

Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed, has reacted to the announcement by North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust that they will be undertaking an urgent review into staffing levels and skills mix. He said:

“Staffing levels is a key issue in North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust.  This is shown by the reports published by the Care Quality Commission and the more recent Keogh Review.

“I am glad that the Trust is reacting quickly to the key points in the Keogh review and ensuring that there are safe levels of staffing is critical to improving care in our area.

“I wrote to Jeremy Hunt about staffing levels at the Trust last month and I have still not received a response.  Ensuring safe staffing levels was a key recommendation in the Francis Report published in February and there has been no action from the Government, despite repeated calls to implement it from Labour.  It is unacceptable and Iím glad that North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust is taking the lead on this issue.”

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