Follow australia's formula for nurse-patient ratios.

  • Grania Lyons
  • Published 2005 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
When I worked in Australia there was a universal formula that stated there should be one staff nurse for every seven patients. Even the healthcare assistants were staffed according to this formula. When I last worked on a ward as a bank nurse here in the UK, I was in charge of 15 patients, which is too many.