Why is there a shortage of Nys public Health staff?
Beaumont Public Health (BPP) has been the subject of a recent audit by the Public Health Agency of Australia (PHA), which found the organisation has not been able to recruit enough staff to meet the needs of the growing number of patients it serves.
The audit, which was commissioned by the PHA, found that BPP’s staff shortages had a significant impact on the quality of care for patients.
“The audit also found significant challenges in the provision of quality services to patients across the State,” it found.BPP also reported that its staffing was inadequate to meet its patient care needs.
In March, the PHA launched an audit into staffing shortages at the organisation.
In the audit, the agency said that it found there were 1,932 staff vacancies across the organisation and that a significant number of vacancies had been filled within the previous two years.
In response to the PHAs findings, BPP released a statement on Tuesday saying that its staff were fully utilised.
“We are working hard to improve our staffing levels to meet our growing demand for services, and are looking to recruit more staff as we prepare to commence our next year of operation,” the statement said.
It also said that the BPP board was working hard on a new strategy for staffing.
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