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Safe staffing levels

From April 2014 all hospitals are required to publish information about the number of hours actually worked by nursing and midwifery staff compared to the number of hours they were planned to work on each ward.

This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.

Information about staffing levels will be published monthly. Full details will also be reported to public meetings of our Board of Directors.

We are displaying a poster for patients and visitors in all of our wards that shows the planned and actual staffing available at the start of every shift.

Information about nursing and midwifery staffing levels for our wards are published below.

Any questions about staffing levels?

For more information about staffing levels in our hospital, please contact our Director of Nursing, Denise Townsend denise.townsend@southend.nhs.uk