castle hill hospital
As a now burnt out nurse all i can say is i enjoyed my job giving the best i could to my patients on a daily basis as did the majority of the people i worked with whatever their role. Now i have had to walk away from the NHS as my mental and physical health was deteriorating rapidly what did my matron say? just hang in there a bit longer it will get better - 4months later i walked away. I feel exhausted, sad, angry that i cant do the job i enjoyed so much not to mention my pension being sacrificed but when it comes down to it no one cares about me or others like me, i am very lucky to have a supportive husband. I still cant help but miss the job, patients, colleagues and not using all my skills every day. Somehow the government must realise hospitals cant run like businesses because we are dealing with humans not robots so it is impossible for good care to be given on current staffing levels as usual we need more indians and less chiefs. Good luck to you all and look after yourselves as no one else will.
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Thanks for the support Dr Penna. why cant management see the obvious.Afraid i got burnt out and had to leave wards, always thought i would be a ward nurse but cant stand not being able to look after patients the way i would want to be looked after..... we come into nursing to look after patients but there are never enough of us on the floor anymore. Please continue to help and support us no one else seems intrested in doing so.