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David Baird

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  • Comment on: Men in nursing

    David Baird's comment 12 November, 2013 9:51 pm

    I am a first year student nurse at UWS in Dumfries. Not only am I male, but I am also 54. I really just want to be the best nurse I can be and have had nothing but support from family, friends, classmates and lecturers. After nearly thirty years as a medical rep, I could not be more pleased to be seeing healthcare from the other side. I just wish I had done it years ago.

  • Comment on: Exclusive: Third of nursing directors concerned about staffing levels

    David Baird's comment 7 November, 2013 0:19 am

    If only one third are concerned about staffing levels, does this mean that two thirds think we are 'just fine'? Time to get the heads out of the sand...

  • Comment on: Ward staffing levels should be published daily, say MPs

    David Baird's comment 19 September, 2013 8:46 am

    Maybe the cost of Parliament should be published daily, so that we can see just how (in)efficient they are on a profit and loss basis. Give us the staff and let us do our jobs.

  • Comment on: “I will continue to tell the public why nurse education is crucial”

    David Baird's comment 19 September, 2013 8:43 am

    Some interesting comments. I am just embarking on a nursing course. I need to be a nurse. The only way to do that, is to complete a nursing degree. I don't have a choice. I have one degree already, and have been on the planet long enough to know that a degree education changes how one sees and reacts to a given situation. This is true for degree educated nurses too. The process of doing the job stands a better chance of being done well if the reason for doing the job is understood and applied. It is simple logic, really. So stop knocking us for having to get a degree to do what we want and need to do - be nurses.

  • Comment on: Staff flu vaccination rates to affect hospital funding

    David Baird's comment 11 September, 2013 10:58 pm

    Hunt is a moral vacuum who will do anything to make himself look big and tough in front of the media.

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