In a report published today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health it states that less than 1/3 of paediatric units have the recommended number of staff to manage care and they have recommended on increase of over 750 FTE paediatric consultants.
This is another area where NHS staff are stretched and run ragged. It is not fair to either staff or patients which is why the Liberal Democrats proposed a 1p rise in Income Tax to raise £6B to put into the NHS.
Next month many of us will be voting in local government elections. Take this opportunity to show the government how you feel about the NHS.