Staff Shortages have Now Left the Nursing Community in a Dire Situation

It would seem that there have been a lot of staff shortages and that now community health services are in a particularly dire situation. Those who work in a nurse agency, in a nursing recruitment agency or even those who are seeking care jobs are particularly at risk of missing out on critical life-changing treatments. Of course, carers are also at risk, and this is not good to say the least.

The Pandemic

It would seem that the pandemic has really emphasised the amount of staff shortages that are happening and it would also seem that community staff have not been able to keep pace with the increase in demand either. This has left quite a few areas in a very dire situation, if you take a look at the report. Siobhan Melia who is the chair of the network has said that the waiting list when it comes to community services has to be a wake-up call and that people need to start taking the backlog of care more seriously than they are. These kinds of services really are not subject to the kind of scrutiny when you look at the waiting times in hospitals right now but at the end of the day, if no action is taken then it would seem that the size of the waiting list is only going to get bigger.
This is not good to say the least as it means that even more pressure is being put on NHS staff. Only time will tell what the future holds but at the end of the day, more has to be done to make sure that people are not missing out on the valuable care that they need. If this is not done, then there will be dire consequences.

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