Premature babies 'in peril from staff shortage' - Telegraph
"Today's report, by Bliss, the premature baby charity, and based on a survey of the 224 neonatal units in Britain, says that despite the billions of pounds being poured into the NHS, premature baby services remain severely under-resourced and overstretched.
Neonatal units are understaffed by a third, yet there was a "proven link" between staffing ratios and infant death rates.
Research from the University of Oxford's National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit showed that if the recommended level of one nurse to one baby in intensive care were reached, infant deaths could be reduced by 48 per cent. Only 3.8 per cent currently achieve the recommended staff ratios. The charity, established 27 years ago by a group of concerned parents, said that while advances in technology had resulted in more babies surviving, there were chronic shortages of specialist nurses to provide the care."
See my earlier post today about the colossal waste of NHS cash on the grandiose IT fiasco.
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