Wednesday, 12 July 2017

ITV News reveals scale of NHS vacancies that threatens closed wards and cancelled operations

ITV News reveals scale of NHS vacancies that threatens closed wards and cancelled operations An ITV News investigation has revealed the scale of vacancies in NHS hospitals stretching across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Some hospitals reported more than 1,000 vacancies with the biggest gaps, at every trust, in nursing.

Others admitted crucial roles have remained unfilled for years, despite repeated advertising.

ITV News asked every acute trust in the country to disclose how many staff posts were vacant.

In total 92 trusts responded to our Freedom of Information request.

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