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'We should not dismiss the value of Nightingale wards'

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The problem is when this was being debated not so long ago the views of clinicians were ignored and the public and non clinicians (the government) had far TOO much involvement in the decision making process that led to many new wards being built with predominantly private rooms. This will lead to huge problems in the future. Hospitals are not hotels, and yes privacy and dignity are important, but NEVER at the expense of clinical need. We are there to offer medical and clinical care, THAT should be the focus, not whether the patient has a private flat screen TV or not or whether they want their own room for non clinical reasons.

Posted date

30 May, 2011

Posted time

5:21 am

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