Safer Staffing

Safer staffing reports enable patients and the public to easily see how hospitals are performing in relation to their staffing levels.

As well as publishing open and honest care data, we are also committed to providing information on the NHS Safer Staffing Programme.

This programme allows patients and the public to see how hospitals are performing in relation to their staffing levels in an easy and accessible way.  This is a new way of reporting this information and these are the first steps in demonstrating we have robust systems in place for safe staffing.

The information available to view on this webpage includes a monthly detailed Trust board report on our hospital staffing levels. Also available is data presented by ward on the planned number and the actual number of staffing hours; in addition to the average percentage of planned staffing levels we have achieved each month. Safe planned staffing levels is defined at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Gateshead as the number of staff we would want to have on every ward to ensure high quality and safe care for our patients; it is not the minimum levels of staff required for every ward.  

This information is available for registered nurses, midwives and care staff for both day duty and night duty. These important staffing figures are also reported to NHS England. 

Click on the links below to read our safer staffing reports: 

Safer Staffing Report August 2022 (479kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report June and July 2022 (530kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report May 2022 (350kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report April 2022 (328kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report March 2022 (304kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report February 2022 (284kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report January 2022 (280kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report January 2020 (882kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report October 2019 (803kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report September 2019 (813kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report July 2019 (826kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report June 2019 (448kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report April 2019 (523kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report March 2019 (568kB pdf)

Safer Staffing Report January 2019 (568kB pdf)