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  • Comment on: ‘Care for terminally ill failing to meet patient needs’ say frontline staff

    redpaddys12's comment 16-Apr-2015 11:52 pm

    Mike Stone I am losing the will to live, will you please put me out of your misery! I've always thought that you have too much time on your hands the way you are on these boards, and the way you describe firing off numerous e-mails every day to various people is starting to make me incredibly sad for you. Have you no mates that you can go and have a pint with? Get sloshed, have a good cry, a fight or anything that will provide you with an output. Talk to a priest. Go and give a stranger a bunch of flowers. Take up dancing. Go on a cruise. Jump in the car and drive along the Riviera, get the sun on your face. Learn a musical instrument. Take up yoga, have tantric sex. Try something new. I too have lost my dear Mum, and in very similar circumstances as you, there is nothing I wouldn't do or give to spend 30 seconds telling her how much I love her. I know one thing for sure, though, and that is she wouldn't want me to spend every waking hour obsessing about things that have passed and cannot be changed. Throw yourself into charity work, if you were as dedicated to it as you have been to this, I'm sure that you would make a real difference to many peoples lives as I am nearly 100% certain that no matter what you are doing now you'll have no impact because people won't see you as a lone crusader, just as lonely.

  • Comment on: Nurse tests whether robotic cuddly toy can help dementia patients

    redpaddys12's comment 16-Apr-2015 4:06 am

    This was in an episode of the Simpsons, the robots turned evil and started to eat the elderly......

  • Comment on: Being underweight in middle age linked to increased dementia risk

    redpaddys12's comment 16-Apr-2015 4:04 am

    Could it be that the podgy people fall off their perch earlier, thus missing the last few decrepid years? Or that black pudding nourishes the energy demands of the grey matter better than mueseli? Should we be prescribing full englishes instead of ensures? Nurse, the ice-creams!!

  • Comment on: 'No improvement over safe staffing', indicates nurse survey

    redpaddys12's comment 16-Apr-2015 3:40 am

    Matron 5.54 Perhaps if there weren't a legion of matrons, deputy matrons, nursing directors, deputy nursing directors, assistant deputy nursing directors, patient safety coordinators, deputy patient safety coordinators, hospital coordinators, deputy assistant hospital coordinators, patient flow coordinators, deputy patient flow coordinators, quality coordinators, assistant quality coordinators and bed managers all trained nurses seemingly doing the same job then perhaps you wouldn't have to trawl the third world looking for cheap staff ( keep your fingers crossed there aren't any alleged poisoners in that cohort ). Glad to know you are so concerned about your staff being in danger of losing their pin numbers every day of the week, at least it won't be yours, eh?

  • Comment on: 'Big data' project aims to join up masses of unused NHS information on nursing

    redpaddys12's comment 16-Apr-2015 2:59 am

    So all of the thousands of audits that I have had to undertake over the years have been for what exactly? Keeping someone else in an expensive job? This is just a jolly wheeze for a private company to make a shedload of cash for work that'll now have to be double duplicated by already overstretched nurses. Here's the thing, every hospital in the country has it's medical wards full, and its AED full of patients. Perhaps if we just installed a turnstile instead of the usual Chief execs vanity main entrance...

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