Issue : 13 November 2007
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WE GO to visit an elderly relative with dementia. It’s a good day today, she sort of recognises me, though it is clear that I intermittently segue from being Arabella to being my aunt at my age.
Wales infection teams seriously overstretchedSubscription
INFECTION control nurses in Wales are responsible for as many as 475 beds each because of a lack of resources, watchdogs revealed last week.
Malawi to learn from YorkshireSubscription
PSYCHIATRIC nurses Bridget Mdzinga (left) and Juliet Phiri have arrived in north Yorkshire from Malawi to work and learn at Harrogate District Hospital.
Scots unclear on community rolesSubscription
PRELIMINARY survey results have shown that 93% of Scottish health visitors and school nurses are unclear how their role would fit into proposals on reforming community nursing.
Trusts failing hip fracture patientsSubscription
TRUSTS are failing to meet national standards on the prevention of falls among older patients, according to healthcare watchdogs.
Nurses feel effects of ‘pay cut’Subscription
UNISON is calling for a nurse pay rise ‘significantly’ above the rate of inflation as measured by the retail price index, currently running at 3.9%.
A THREATENED service for children appears to have won a reprieve after nurses there exposed managers’ closure plans to NT.