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'The idea that meeting targets is more important than the actual patient - it should not be so'

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Targets/standards are fine we need them that's how the Tory massive waiting lists and other difficulties were tackled by labour from 1997 onwards. However it is a matter of how they are done that is so important -Now at work patient care is squeezed constantly by frantic managers being chased by other frantic managers to meet targets for the CQC. Managers who have not set foot in a ward for years to do hands on care, it's obvious they have no idea of the stresses and strains they are putting on the service. You would not mind but constant audits have to be done by those trying to do the caring as well, it's just not possible to do both - recently one such grandiose manager was asked to help and was swiftly despatched with "No No I don't do hands on any more!" Poor Patient listening in! She does not deserve to be on the register. Even in the middle of the night, I have to go around checking paper work, auditing and checking the cleanliness of commodes, seeing if shelves are tidy etc. Never mind the poor flipping patient. In my area I have been told things get so behind in the day that patients are commonly not up by lunch time as there are not enough staff to do so --- I hate nursing now and it is getting worse by the minute.

Posted date

5 December, 2011

Posted time

2:38 pm

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