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Conservatives: HCAs part of nursing 'profession'


I started nursing as a HCA and am finishing it as a Senior Sister. I have also been a recent patient and have had relatives as patients. The same issue drives my feelings on HCA as did when I started, when my training as a HCA was 'go and do that...' no explanation of how or why. HCA need proper training and supervision for their sakes and those of their patients. Without it you are risking poor care at least- good example being giving food to a blind old lady and not telling her where it is. Nursing is not a thing some people naturally fall into. ALL nurses need decent training end of story.

Posted date

15 February, 2010

Posted time

11:40 am