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'We should not dismiss the value of Nightingale wards'


I totally agree Deborah, whilst privacy and dignity are very important, care is crucially why the person is there in the first place and I feel that is better given on a nightingale ward. Relatives do feel reassured that they can see staff and also that those staff might be busy not just sat at the nurses station or not assessible at all. I think this should be debated, although I wonder if it is too late already as all new hospitals have been commissioned to have single rooms or very small bays and this is viewed as better by those that don't look after them, sadly it may be too late to change the wheels of motion

Posted date

29 May, 2011

Posted time

9:26 am