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SAFE STAFFING ON HOSPITAL WARDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 687: tabled on 13 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Safe Staffing Alliance Manifesto which emphasises that patient safety is compromised significantly when the ratio of eight patients to each registered nurse, excluding the nurse in charge, is breached, and that even the ratio of seven patients to each registered nurse results in care being missed; notes its recommendation that safe nurse/patient ratios should be enforced and its finding that 45 per cent of hospital wards have unsafe staff levels; acknowledges that poor care does not only cost more, but causes more complications and deaths; and therefore calls on the Government to implement a transparent fundamental standard which should ensure that each hospital ward is staffed safely and never reaches the unsafe ratio of 1:8.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Blaydon
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2015
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2015
Islington North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 January 2015
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 20 January 2015
Portsmouth South
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 17 March 2015
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2015
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
Leeds North West
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Colchester
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Leicester East
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2015
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Ceredigion
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.