WORKFORCE United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has been criticised by regulators for unsafe staffing levels.

Boston Pilgrim Hospital was on a list of 17 hospitals where inadequate staffing levels have been identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).    

The CQC list was released by Labour on 13 January.

A trust statement said: “Over the last year we have successfully recruited to a large number of clinical posts for both nursing and medical staff.

“We have also carried out a review of the nursing establishment on all wards across all hospital sites in the trust and are in the process of introducing a new staffing template to be used on every ward.”