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Pat Williams

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  • Comment on: 'How resilient are student nurses?'

    Pat Williams's comment 24 July, 2012 8:55 am

    I agree with the first comment as a student I was part of the team and also as a first year student on a acute medical ward was left in charge for 3 hours on two separate occasions and held the drug keys (Not DDA keys) . This was due to sickness of qualified staff. My nurses were another student on her first placement and a Health care assistant. We worked a 42 hour week and still had to study in our own time. At the end of the three years we had a hospital final and State final theory exams which both lasted a whole day. On top of this a Hospital practical exam and a state practical exam. Throughout the years we had an end on year exam with had to be passed. Its not fair on toadys third year students to be supernumery they need to be part of the team especially in the last placement before qualification to give them that experience. Students are not always delicate it depends on the individual!!!

  • Comment on: Interview: Mark Radcliffe

    Pat Williams's comment 24 May, 2010 8:11 am

    Mark I,m so envious. I have been nursing for 42 years and my dream is to write a crime novel, well done

  • Comment on: Trust apologises after nurses refuse to lift 15-stone patient

    Pat Williams's comment 9 October, 2009 12:35 pm

    I have to wonder if the Trust are up to date with Manual Handling training for all staff and what is their policy on this? e.g. minimal handling This lady could have been moved safley with a hoist. Would the Trust pay compensation to the nurses if they did injury their backs?. As a nurse with back problems from many years 'lifting', I can assure you its no joke

  • Comment on: Christian nurse suspended for offering to pray for patient returns to work

    Pat Williams's comment 6 February, 2009 11:59 am

    I find this response by the Trust alarming. Surely as nures we need to look at the holisic approach to caring for our patients and part of holistic practice lies the need for Spiritual care. This nuse did not put prayer before the care she gave to her patient and as a christian nurse myself ,to care deeply for a patient often includes a prayer for them. What is this world comming to, Florence Nightingale always looked to prayer for her patients and many still do.