Table 1

 Number of observations undertaken

Observation sessionsSipetuMary Theresa
Ward activities (4-h sessions)
Day (06:30–10:30; 08:30–12:30; 13:00–17:00)2121
Evening (17:30–21:30)77
Night (22:00–02:00 and 02:30–06:30)1415
Total number of 4-h ward observations4243
Number at weekends (day/evening/night)65
Doctors’ ward rounds1516
Nursing shift handovers1310
Daily weighing and plotting2114
Feed preparation128
Admission procedure (in outpatients)52
Arrival on ward133