We asked subscribers on the ITV News Facebook page their thoughts on nursing shortages in NHS hospitals and what experiences of patient care they have had.
– Maxine Creedon Barrett
I've just been in and had a major operation and the nurses were run ragged doing everything from changing beds to looking after me but I still got 100% care. I was lucky I was on a ward with only four beds.
– Hayley Brown
I was at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich last week and on the chemotherapy ward where they only had two staff, and were run ragged. The nursing staff work extremely hard and very long hours!
– Tracy Carr Washenry
There are times when you only have one staff nurse to look after a whole ward in hospital, with maybe only two other health care assistants!!!