I think that the Government should employ more nurses in our hospitals. Patients are not getting the care they need. Instead of cutting services they should be employing more nurses in care of the elderly hospitals.As the elderly are living longer. What do you thik.
I agree with lotvic there is no money in the kitty at the moment, but surely the government could help NHS nurses with free or reduced rate bus passes to compensate for their relatively low wages: or something along these lines. After all MP's get allowances etc.
The wards are so short staffed 5 nurses to look after 30 patients.I think that there are to many pen pushers in the health board.Try giving the pen pushers a package.Then you would be able to pay for more nurses. What do you think
I was in hospital a few weeks ago and I must say I was really impressed by the nurses who looked after me and the 3 other grumpy old men.( I was in for 2 days). These nurses are have to put up with a lot of demands from the patients - but that's their job.
Nurses should be allowed to nurse And Doctors to doctor - sorry to all cats. Alas the NHS, like alot of businesses, is more interested in admin, statistics, "performance", and "measurement".... Maybe they all have their place but when I am sick I want to be mended not become a tick in a box. First priority should be having enough people at the coalface who can "do" .... How well they do is an added extra.
I think that the NHS is very very good at the acute stuff, the long term, chronic, recovery bits less well.
If I knew the answers I wouldn't be typing this, but I cant help but think whats there now isn't it.
Like AitchBEE just out of hospital after a 5 day stay. And of course the nursing and cleaning staff were 1st class as usual. Looked like they had enough staff to cope Ok but I think you mean for the older patients that cannot look after themselves. I would say they do not have enough staff to look after the elderly properly. Just wonder what is going to happen to some of the old ones as this government is set to close quite a few nursing homes in the next 5 years and we all know the elderly are not allowed to leave the hospital until they can find somewhere to stay. Just wonder where they are going to put them as the beds will be needed for new patients.