A major new nursing shortage is emerging in the UK, with some graduates of nursing schools struggling to find accommodation for their first months in the job market.
In one case, a nursing home resident in north Wales found herself locked out of her house after being moved from a nursing unit to a guesthouse.
Here are the latest developments in the crisis in nursing and care homes.
What’s happening in nursing?
The nursing shortage has been a problem for years.
The number of nursing vacancies across the UK has halved since 2014, while the number of people in nursing homes has been rising by around 10% annually.
It has led to shortages in nursing care facilities, nursing homes, nursing programmes, and nursing training.
The number of vacancies in nursing has halving since 2014.
Source: NHS England, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Office of National Statistics (ONS) article The UK has a total of 2,788 nursing homes and nursing schools.
This includes a total 2,858 nursing homes with more than 100 beds, and an additional 2,072 nursing homes that are at capacity.
The total number of beds in nursing centres has been decreasing for some time now.
There are currently 6,074 nursing homes registered in England.
The UK’s overall nursing shortage of nursing is thought to be around 1,200 vacancies for each nursing school.
The biggest nursing shortage for the UK is seen in England’s north-east and west-east of the country, where there are an estimated 1,100 vacancies for nursing schools and 1,000 vacancies for other nursing establishments.
The NHS has announced that it is looking to close some of its nursing hospitals in the north-west, and will be opening a nursing hospital in the Midlands.
In the south-east, there are around 725 nursing homes.
This is a major issue for the region, with over 60% of residents in nursing facilities not having a home to call their own.
A nursing home in London Source: PA Image caption The UK is currently in a nursing shortage, with the number falling to around 1.3 million from 1.5 million in 2014.
However, many nursing homes in England are not yet fully booked and some are being forced to turn people away.
The BBC understands that a number of residents are being given alternative accommodation in nursing accommodation and are being asked to make more arrangements with a social worker.
Nursing students are also finding it difficult to find suitable accommodation.
Some schools have decided to restrict the number they allow to students and have limited the number that can stay on campus.
A number of students have been allowed to leave campus and have taken their studies elsewhere, but the school has been unable to get back to students.
A further issue is that many students are staying at their home for a period longer than expected, leading to many needing more than 30 days to find permanent housing.
This situation has lead to a shortage of accommodation in care homes and other facilities.
Many nursing homes are not able to accommodate as many patients as they would like, and have to make changes to the layout and the layout of facilities.
The majority of nursing homes do not have the space they need to house all of their residents, and many are now using a “guaranteed occupancy” model.
Many nursing homes have also been forced to make accommodation changes, as students have moved on to other nursing courses or to the NHS.
A nursing student living in her home in south London Source