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Francis to end 'climate of fear' as NHS whistleblowing review begins


There needs to be a complaints board that is completely independant Nothing to do with NMC or RCN whose council members are intermixed. I complained about 2 cases of abuse at Sunderland Royal Case 1 An elderly man with Alzheimers was noisy, the ward was very short staffed. The F/T RGN persuaded an F1 to prescribe Midazolam 'to keep him quiet' Case 2 A pt with LD was in a side ward, not my pt. I checked on min his GCS was 7. The 2 F/T RGN refused leave the cons who was doing a round. They were full of self importance. I called the outreach team and his parents. The parents found that his medication was inaccurate and had not been given for 24 hours. The outreach team spent 4 hours before he was stable and checked every hour after. I complained and the complaint went as far as the Director of Nursing. I attended with RCN officer, who it turned out was a friend of DoN. It ended up me being told that as I was Bank, I would not get any further shifts and if I took the case further then the DoN would get Srs on various wards to make complaints about my care. This is the corruption whistleblowers have to put up with. I applied for a NH post utting the DoN as referee and she gave an excellant one. Twofaced or what I have had to put up with this treatment for 24 years when I have reported abuse in various forms. I have been the one to suffer, along with my family Those who report are vilified by colleagues, have false allegations made about them, asked to attend meetings which had been cancelled or asked why they did not attend meetings. i was even contacted 3 times on a weeks holiday being asked stupid things. A complaints dept must be outside the NHS were staff can be anonymouse

Posted date

14 September, 2014

Posted time

12:32 pm