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Could you be a record breaker?


Sky 1 are looking for nurses who could break the world record for bed making

Sky 1 are making ‘Guinness World Records Smashed’. The show, hosted by Steve Jones and Konnie Huq, will feature members of the public and celebrities trying to break exciting new world records.

One of the records they are trying to break is the ‘largest amount of beds made by two people in an allotted time’.

If you think this could be and you would be interested in breaking the record please click here to email.


Readers' comments (9)

  • I would like to enter the Sky 1 programme record breaking in bed making

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  • Why would nurses in particular be ale to break records in bed-making? We do have one or two other responsibilities. Why don't they ask chambermaids?

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  • Oh yes, in a time of radical change in nursing, when we are becoming more and more highly educated and qualified, this will really help to raise the public profile/view of nurses wont it?

    What a bunch of idiots!

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  • Isn't this rather demeaning to nurses? Surely their skills could be represented better than this? Anyway, making a bed quickly is nothing to do with making it well. Poor patients!

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  • Nursing is not synonymous with bed making. I rather find this competition degrading for nurses. You should look for a more professional competition to get nurses involved in and leave bed making for house helps or house keepers.
    Efoghor Joseph

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  • May I ask how many of you nurses out there find making beds for your patients demeaning?? My staff & I would love to take part in this record - it would bring a bit of humour & light heartedness to our working week. What's wrong with you all?! Try & have some fun! We think we'd be serious contenders for this accolade - are you just scared you'd lose?

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  • There is nothing better than getting into a freshly made bed. We as nurses provide this (not fogetting our collegues - Auxillary nurses). It is a vaulable part of providing holistic care.

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    A better one would be how fast they can fill in the paper work.

    Do they make beds nowadays?

    I'd also like to how fast they could fill in a battery of psychometrictests which would show up those who are have become totally disillusioned and callous about their profession. It would be wonderful to see how the full-time staff compared in their responses to the agency staff. it would also bring out how much they consider their profession bound by morals and ethics.

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  • I entered myself and colleague. I would love to enter. I am a sister and still love making beds. When i trained ,making beds and giving patients meals out were a big part of our role. Why should nurses feel this is demeaning them in their profession. Knowing your patients are comfortable in a nice well made bed and fed properly are paramount to nursing care. Bring back basic nursing care

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