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Mid Staffs staff experienced 'culture of fear', Francis says


this comes as no suprise to nurses.Management are not only bullies but have no other concern than their own financial gain. Financial considerations are now the top priority in our trust.Having gained foundation status the trust is failing and the loosers are the patients. Whilst there appears to be no cap on management recruitment ,nursing is having to provide a service on skeleton staffing ,all in the cause of recouping money. Nurses are both physically and mentally exhausted and of course patient care and safey are constantly being compromised. Do the management knolw this? of course they do but it is not financially viable(in their philosophy) to employ adequate frontline nurses. We have many Quality and Safety Matrons -but where is the quality and safety.Yes I am sure they can identify ares for improvement -as all of us can, but if it costs money then forget it.So what purpose do they serve ,their salaries are of course much higher than frontline nurses.

Posted date

25 February, 2010

Posted time

10:21 am