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Heidi McNair

Ayrshire Scotland

Female

Completed the Conversion Course in 2007/08 and about to embark on the degree course.

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Comments (5)

  • Comment on: Nursing failures led to Staffordshire death

    Heidi McNair's comment 11 September, 2010 9:58 am

    I agree with the first comment. The cuts keep coming and the patient is lost somewhere under mounting paperwork, legislation, oh, and then the nurse is there somewhere!

  • Comment on: Voluntary pay-off scheme could lead to nurse exodus

    Heidi McNair's comment 11 September, 2010 9:48 am

    Oh, they know what they are doing alright! One scheme after another. This is another scheme wrapped up in anothername. So.....why keep training lots of nurses (although a lot do pull out half way through the course)?
    We are pawns. Always have been, always will be. It'll be the auxillaries running the show for now until they mess their positions about in furture years. I feel for the future nurses with no prospects of jobs.

  • Comment on: Andy Burnham thanks nurses for 'resilience' during big freeze

    Heidi McNair's comment 7 February, 2010 12:11 pm

    That's very kind of him to thank us. I was one who had to stay over at someones house as I couldn't get home and I was early the next day. One time I nearly had to get a helicopter to the door because the emails we received were more or less "You will come into work come hell or high water"!

  • Comment on: Assess all hospital patients for blood clot risk, says NICE

    Heidi McNair's comment 6 February, 2010 10:33 pm

    I am pleased to say that my local hospital has implemented these guidelines for in patients as well as day surgery. In patients are assessed at the pre-op assessment unit and this system as I found it seems to be working.

  • Comment on: Long days come with a high price for staff and patients

    Heidi McNair's comment 6 February, 2010 10:13 pm

    I absolutely agree with the author. The shift patterns I have do not run as they were meant to; 3 days on and 4 days off. I can work 2 nightshifts, have one day off and then 4 day shifts. This happens constantly and the burnout/stress creeps up on me and bites me with a vengence. I have often thought of being off sick with stress but with the attendance policy as it is, I'm afraid I'd be on the tracker system constantly having to be interviewed by my clinical manager!