The chief executive of a hospital in Northampton that was criticised by inspectors for low staffing levels, said the problem lies with a lack of trained mental health nurses.
The Chron reported last week how inspectors found St Andrew’s Hospital was so short staffed at its unit for under-18s that patients sometimes had to restrain each other. And inspection reports on three other units showed more staffing issues.
But the hospital’s chief executive, Dr Philip Sugarman, said the staffing problem was a national issue.
He said: “We’re working with the University of Northampton, which