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


More paperwork/audits have now been introduced at Stafford. We now have "Comfort rounds", to be completed and signed EVERY HOUR, asking patients questions such as "are you in pain, would you like a drink" etc. It says that this is a pilot scheme, but the nurses, as usual, are at the brunt of this scheme, trying to care for their patients and complete these stupid audits. It also takes away all responisbility from the patient to decide for themselves if they want to call the nurse (they DO have buzzers to call the nurse you know!). Are things improving? Not at this rate, I don't need a chart to tell me if my patients are being looked after, I'm trying to actually do it!

Posted date

8 March, 2010

Posted time

11:50 am