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Low staffing levels 'harms elderly care'

The care of the elderly is being compromised in UK hospitals because there are too few nurses, according to the Royal College of Nursing.

Research by the union suggested everything from basic communication to care for the dying was suffering.

But managers said setting arbitrary levels could end up harming care

Jane Dreaper reports.

  • 20 Mar 2012
  • From the section Health