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The number of nurses leaving the Health Service and going abroad for better pay and conditions is at its highest level for ten years. About 5,500 joined the nursing brain drain last year, figures show. One of the most popular destinations is the U.S., where a nurse can earn a starting salary of up to $56,000- around £40,000 at the current exchange rate - and work in a less stressful environment. Perks can include private health insurance, a number of return flights home per year and subsidised rent or mortgage. ,In Britain the starting salary is roughly £15,500, rising to £18,500 after several years' experience
originally posted by: Staycurious
I was wondering if they were thinking of using this for the elderly being stuck in hospital untill they have a place to go to in a care home ect Ive heard reports on how there are so many beds being used while people are ready to be released but have nowhere to be released to. Maybe the idea is for it to be more like a foster care situation for people who are fit for discharge but need support.
originally posted by: Garmanarnar
originally posted by: Metallicus
And people wonder why we don’t want Government in charge of the US healthcare system.
Because America has such a good system?
Back on topic, the tories are killing the NHS slowly, death by a thousand cuts.
originally posted by: MrCrow
a reply to: nonspecific
You raise a valid point about elderly folk having nowhere to go - I have first hand experience in witnessing exactly that.
As first impressions go, it looks like a great idea but one needs to dig a little deeper. Will these places have properly trained staff? Will the beds themselves be sufficient? Think drips, cathetas, raised legs/upper torso, bed rails, wheels...
One other thing concerns me: three microwave meals a day. Microwave. I'm seeing cheap ready meals packed with sugar, salt and fat over nutrition cos, like, money and time and stuff.
Now, if they have proper nursing, proper facilities and all the trappings of hospital care, I could see it working.
Given the state of our country and our aging population added to the money grabbing uncaring government, how do you (and I mean any of us) see this panning out?
Good job it's just in the early stages of assessment. I just hope goid judgment prevails.