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Nursing must look 'in the mirror' to address care failings, CNO


What a mess we are in, as in 'The NHS', once to be proud of. The present government want privatisation, providing tiered systems, and the ones we rely on for support are blaming us on the wards for not providing the right care for patients. At nearly 60, 38 years in nursing and 4 years since I worked on a ward. I feel I couldn't hack it to go back for my own health and sanity (band 6 research nurse now, just in case you wondered). ...and Health Visitors are being blamed, in advance, for any negative attitude affecting new recruits, wonderful, isn't it? My bones and joints are letting me down from all the heavy moving and handling (with and without equipment, the latter especially in the former years). Who cares? No-one, we are the baby-boom too to top it all, and there are going to be fewer beds and staff to care for us, should we need it. When will they learn to make long term plans, not quick fixes, that applies to goverment and NHS management. Life shouldn't be so complicated, but then it supplies managers with jobs and bonuses. My consolation is my memories of the NHS in less complicated times, with time to care, even with only 3 staff on a shift maximum. I could vote for Dame Christine Beasley to go, but fear (how we are controlled) says who will succeed her?

Posted date

7 March, 2011

Posted time

11:57 pm