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'We should not dismiss the value of Nightingale wards'

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I think patient and public involvement had quite an influence on the decision for single rooms too, as it did for telephones and TV at the bedside, the latter is another example of the lack of socialising. All the decision makers, professional or members of the public need to realise we are running a hospital, not a hotel with room service. I support nightingale wards, you could observe and respond to a patient's problem often before they had time to use the call system. Not seeing the nursing staff, and the subsequent perceptions of the public, is often the cause for many complaints that would be unfounded if they saw the bigger picture. Anonymous | 29-May-2011 2:14 pm What are the hierarchy doing about the results of clocking off late. Is it seen as needing more staff or 'bad' time management? Don't get me wrong we all work later than we should through good will, but it worries me the results could be used for the wrong reasons, I am curious and concerned.

Posted date

29 May, 2011

Posted time

11:30 pm

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