In a 2014 survey of 1,600 nurses in Hong Kong, the average job satisfaction rating was 3.9 out of 10. The survey also revealed that nurses thought they were short on staff 81 per cent of the time. This past winter, only one of 16 public hospitals were not at more than 100 per cent occupancy. Photo: Edward Wong

How Hong Kong hospital overcrowding takes its toll on nurses, mentally and physically

Nurses in the city’s public hospitals are at high risk of stress and mental health problems because of their workload, but many don’t seek help for fear of appearing weak

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In a 2014 survey of 1,600 nurses in Hong Kong, the average job satisfaction rating was 3.9 out of 10. The survey also revealed that nurses thought they were short on staff 81 per cent of the time. This past winter, only one of 16 public hospitals were not at more than 100 per cent occupancy. Photo: Edward Wong
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