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Extent of ongoing abuse in nursing homes revealed

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I love my job in a nursing and residential home. The manager is a nurse and we are encouraged to operate in accordance with the policies of our company. There is no avoidance of reporting safeguarding issues - more openness than I ever personally experienced in the NHS to be open and transparent, and we work with families and carers as well as residents to ensure the resident is always at the centre of every decision. I'm not saying that abuse and neglect don't happen in the health and social care sector- it does, in hospital, homes and at home, however please don't demonise all of us working in nursing and residential homes. The team I belong to love the home, our residents and being a community that welcomes our district nurse colleagues and GPs, TVNs and SALTs! I wouldn't swap nursing here for anything

Posted date

27 January, 2017

Posted time

9:10 pm

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