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Exclusive survey: Nurses underpaid, overworked and undervalued

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Shocking conditions and extending to the community too. How can we hope to care properly for an increasing number of extremely complex client groups with long term conditions with fewer resources in real terms? The best and most experienced staff nurses are considering leaving and the best potential leaders are not putting themselves forward because they too are isolated and unsupported. To do so would effectively be signing your own death warrant. This is serious and I wouldn't mind betting on litigation claims if the damage the current climate is inflicting on its nurses persists. Shameful. The press needs to make the public truly aware of what nurses are up against. Managers need to fight our corner and protect their staff by saying to the Govt this is totally unacceptable. Who will stand up and demand action or shall those that lead us idly stand by and watch the attrition of our great National Institution? One of the 6 C's COURAGE....we, as nurses, need our nursing leaders to DEMAND a response. What a travesty the best candidates, the brilliant nurses of the future, wouldn't now consider nursing as a career.

Posted date

7 May, 2014

Posted time

9:36 pm

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