On The Wards
‘Trolleys pose problems’Subscription
Hospital beds have improved so much over the years that I cannot even think of reverting to what we used before. Even the basic mattress is much more comfortable and less sweaty than the plastic covered one used in the past.
Older patients need their newspapersSubscription
Every time I go to work in Cardiff I walk past a full-size oil portrait of Aneurin Bevan, the father of the health service.
On the wards: Nurses can help cut costsSubscription
Several weekends ago I read a headline in our local paper with much surprise: ‘£30m cut for our hospitals’. The headline relates to the trust where I work and is based on the news that the trust aims to save £30m during the current financial year.
Nurses aren’t superhumanSubscription
In a report published by the Healthcare Commission in April, it was revealed that 30% of hospital complaints relate to fundamental nursing care.