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Poor care 'still haunts campaigner'


Anonymous | 27-May-2013 7:08 am Well said regarding the Matron role in hospitals - they should be on the wards working alongside the nurses and ensuring best practice. The same goes for ward sisters too. they are in the office foillowing the orders from the matrons in regards to audits completed, friends & family questionnaires. Unles one of you (or all of you) stand up to your managers nothing is going to change. In my opinion there are too many matrons on high pay doing what is basically an admin role and passing on instructions from their managers. I am sure someone on a lower pay could collect audits etc thus leaving money for more ward staff. In relation to looking forward not backward - I have mixed feelings. yes we need to move on, but without knowing the details of the problems at mid-stafford nothing would chnage. Where were the matrons who were looking at the complaints at mid-staff? Why didn't they act? Why didn't they speak up? The culture needs to change. We still hold remebrance day in an effort to not forget & to learn what happened in the World Wars (and many others since) - hence the Francis Report is also there as a reminder.

Posted date

28 May, 2013

Posted time

11:02 am