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Nurses warn of dangerous dips in safe staffing levels


Anonymous | 15-Feb-2012 11:21 am "So far I've been proven right in every aspect." More than one billion per cent right. this management model exists in other countries as well and does not work where sentient human beings with individual differences need healthcare services. It is not possible to process people through a system in the same way as manufactured goods. Management should have learnt this by now when they repeatedly experience the 'difficult' patient who does not have an expected outcome to treatment, comes out with an infection and blocks the bed for extra days when it has been booked for somebody else, or the 'awkward' staff who express their concerns about shortages and insufficient numbers to carry out adequate or safe care, or mention their working conditions are not those to which they are entitled, even though they often work for free to prevent harm to their patients. It s just too bad if anybody dares to upset the status quo of management during their meeting/coffee break or puts their highly paid job on the line (with a salary sufficient to employ more than one HCA or RN). Regarding Lansley and others involved, how can people be made to listen to others if they do not want to? Force seems to be the only answer but then effective ways would need to be found to apply that force.

Posted date

15 February, 2012

Posted time

11:54 am