I agree Kate and Julie, i am also concerned that any focus on single handed care will disadvantage rather than benefit patients and/or carers. The focus must be on what is required for the task to be performed safely and in that environment. If, as you say, a reduction of ‘bodies’ can be justified in an upgrade in facility design e.g. ceiling hoists then great but that must be a case by case and not only risk assessed but repeatedly risk assessed.
The good news is you’ll be able to ask Deborah herself as she is joining us on the AGM day on the 3rd of May here in Auckland. A MHANZ plans is going out shortly and Cubro are supporting Deborah to come join us for the day. She is very excited about the prospect and wants us to work her to the bone, which we will!