Emma Corlett, Unison steward at the NSFT, said: “The figures match what we have seen on the ground.
“There are a number of factors that have impacted on staff, including significant loss of resources and the reorganisation of services.
“The consequences of that was people applying for their own jobs and in some cases colleagues were competing for the same job having worked together for 20 years.
“People are managing a high case load and being stressed because they know patients who need to be seen are not being seen.”
Read Tom Bristow’s excellent article on the EDP website below: