Comment on: Fall in HCA numbers, claims College
Wait! But who will they get to do the job of the qualified staff nurses who they aren't hiring any more? Oh well, there's always the cleaners!
B***dy h*ll! No s**t Sherlock!?! I never would have guessed! Finally caught up with the times then eh? Finally figured out what Nurses have been screaming down your collective earholes for a decade? It would be laughable if it wasn't so serious! Never mind, only 8 or 9 years behind eh Carter? It isn't just paperwork though is it? Although that is a massive burden. It's the fact that we have to do med rounds for too many patients, too many PEG feeds/IV's/wound care/dressing changes, etc etc etc etc. (Note for idiot managers, it isn't nurses time management that is the problem but the sheer amount of patients they have to do things for). And why is it always basic care (washing dressing etc) that gets noted for not being done? At least there are HCA's for that. How many times is CLINICAL care not done or not done fully because there aren't enough nurses? "The survey results, published on Friday, also revealed that 45% of the 1,500 respondents were looking after eight or more patients. One nurse said: “My ward will end up killing someone. That’s how bad it is and how unsafe.” What a joke! If you are going to publish a survey don't fudge the results. The accurate number is at least double that! When I was working the number was always 1 nurse for 18 - 20 patients on an ACUTE EMERGENCY ward!!!!!! I KNOW people died because we couldn't keep up with the clinical care for that many patients! FORCE THROUGH A LEGAL NURSE/PATIENT RATIO YOU MORONS! It isn't rocket science! I am so glad I am out of nursing now.
Anonymous | 20-Apr-2013 11:50 am Thank you very much, I really do appreciate that! Just dipping in to see what I had missed since last time. It's a shame to see things are going from bad to worse. And yes I have, thank you again. Much more satisfying, and infinitely happier. I don't know why anyone would stay in nursing now.
And yes, that was hypothetical, since I'm no longer a nurse, but still.
Differing viewpoints still being removed on this site I see? Hmm. Yes I would! If they are the only ones offering to pay for mandatory CPD (the government/trust/wards or the NMC that are demanding it aren't dipping into their pockets for it) that I have to normally pay out of my own pocket and use up my own free time for, then I'd bite their hands off. If they want to give me 'payments' for services, then it might make my pathetic salary closer to what it should be. Everyone else is at it, why shouldn't nurses get a piece of the pie?