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


Surely everyone knows that we need more and more highly paid managers in the NHS. Why? Because most of them are incompetent and corrupt. They are in post to pick up a fat monthly salary and build an even fatter pension. Providing adequate frontline staff ratios might result in less perks,bonuses and smaller golden handshakes for those managers who move on when incompetence is proven (happening more & more). Because they know little about healthcare, they make work for themselves by bullying and harassing hard working frontline staff. Particularly nurses who raise concerns about staff shortages, or health & safety. I should know. It happened to me. I followed policy and procedure,but unfortunately management did not. I was subjected to further intimidation while managers blatently lied their way through meetings. They then squandered precious NHS money on an unecessary independent investigation. Imagine their shock when the investigation found in my favour and told them that what I was requesting,was what any good management should have in place. Revenge was swift & I was suspended from my specialist practitioner post. I took the case to an Employment Tribunal. A week before the tribunal hearing the Trust settled by paying me a large sum of money. I have since discovered that this is happening UK wide on a regular basis. Little wonder that patients are dying in dirty environments, without enough staff to provide basic standards of care. Something has to be done. Of course we have some good managers,but they are few and far between. Kathleen White (Edinburgh).

Posted date

25 February, 2010

Posted time

10:54 pm