Innovation has been and always will be the cornerstone of medical advancement
Following a landmark study of NHS hospitals by the Royal Collage of Physicians and King’s College London, it’s clear that the current shortage of weekend staff requires immediate action. The study reveals that stroke patients admitted to hospital at the weekend are 35 per cent more likely to die than those admitted during the week. The main cause of this difference is lower nursing staff levels.
In this feature Jonathan Chevallier discusses these worrying staff levels and how health technology is in a better position to improve care than any other stop-gap measure.