Friday, August 1, 2014   

Nursing shortage hits medical system
(06-24 18:03)

The Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff has warned that an acute shortage of nurses at public hospitals is putting the health of patients at risk.
It carried out a survey that found that one nurse is caring for 11 patients on average; and that there's a lack of experienced nurses supervising junior staff.
The association's chairman, lawmaker Joseph Lee Kok-long, called on the Hospital Authority to set a standard nurse-to-patient ratio to ensure there's enough manpower to maintain a quality service. --RTHK   
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