Hospital wards "become very dangerous" if nurses are caring for more than eight patients at a time, an expert from the Royal College of Nursing has told Daybreak.
Director of Nursing Janet Davies said there was no ideal number of nursing staff on a ward as demands varied depending on "type of ward, the age of the patient and the complexity".
However, she argued for a higher education level among nurses and said staff members with a degree were better at thinking on their feet.
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