The number of nurses working in acute care has decreased by more than 2000 in less than three years, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Labour Party, write:
Labour has today published new figures on the loss of nursing staff from England’s A&E units and hospital wards.
A freedom of information request has revealed that since May 2010, 2300 of England’s most front-line nursing jobs have been lost.
Last week, Labour’s monthly NHS Check report detailed the worst winter in the NHS for almost a decade. An extra 47,000 patients waited more than 4 hours in A&E this winter, compared to last year. Whilst an extra 10,400 patients were made to wait 30 minutes or more in ambulances outside overcrowded A&Es.