Here is something a bit shocking that I didn't know (and should have considering that I used to be a nurse). In the UK there is no legal ratio of nurses to patient. If a trust wants to have one nurse looking after twenty patients, they can.
Anyway, I won't waste time telling you about it when zarathustra of Mental Nurse has done a top job of doing so.
So if you agree, and live in the UK, go and sign the petition – they need 200 signatures before October the 6th and are nearly there.
And it might make some hospital administrators a bit nervous – which is always a good thing.