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RCN says 27,000 posts are earmarked for cuts


Why is it always the front line staff that deliver patient care that are targeted when it comes to job cuts???? What about the chief exec's taking pay cuts or forgoing there bonuses etc, ward staff are already pulled out and short staffed as it is, cutting staff even more will mean patients won't even be getting basic care, let alone the care they deserve!!!!! Were now not even getting paid for our breaks and have to do a shift a month extra to pay back the break time we've had, and were told we have to have our breaks!!! Even if we don't have time because of work load or patients going for tests we have to stop what were doing and go for break!!!! So much for not compromising patient care! And then we have an extension built for extra wards that we don't need, so there are wards sat empty and then we have big massive electronic White boards on every ward, again that we don't need, yes they look nice but if your trying to save money why buy them???????after 13 years in the nhs I am now looking at changing careers, I went into nursing to give patient care to the highest standards possible, not just to give minimum basic care!!!

Posted date

12 November, 2010

Posted time

9:51 pm