Public Health Wales report on nurse and midwife health and wellbeing

Public Health Wales conducted a survey in August 2021 assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and wellbeing of nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers.  Seventy percent of respondents indicated that their mental health had worsened during the pandemic, with 50% of scores indicative of probable clinical depression or possible mild depression, with healthcare support workers more likely to report such than senior managerial nurses. Almost 60% of respondents had considered leaving the profession since the start of the pandemic.

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