reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
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Read the papers, go along to a court, civil or criminal, dealing with a NHS Trust liability case, submit a Freedom of Information request to your own
Trust and ask how many times they have settled out of court to buy silence.
Get a life chum, I dare to say what I say because that is the reality of today's NHS.
Leaving aside the obvious good works that I have praised casualty staff for, whether as a relative of a patient or a patient please take a step back
from your overstressed role, with which I agree 101%, you obviously are, and examine the facts.
Non primary care is poor, overworked payroll staff are making at best mistakes at worst, as has been proven unfortunately committing criminal acts or
omissions - when it's been proven in open court more than once - that is why I dare, along with having seen it first hand.
So, please don't be so insistent when you intimate that I don't know what I am talking about.
Some of your colleagues across the NHS have been convicted of murder, be they a GP like Shipman, or one of the nursing profession staff that have been
proved to have killed or caused to be killed their patients.
The media in general as well as politicians from all parties have in fact compared the poor NHS patient "care" to that offered in 3rd world
Yes nurses work overlong shifts, but so do many other public sector workers such as Police, who tend to have to babysit arrested persons in casualty
while waiting for someone to have attention for petty ailments that could be better dealt with by their GP if they didn't have to wait 2 flipping
weeks for an appointment!
Those cops having to sit in your overstretched casualty department should be out protecting society not sat on their rear looking at a clock saying
our waiting time is currently 4hrs.
I agree with those that say keep the bean counters and politicians out of the equation. I would pay nurses on the hospital payroll more than the
meagre fraction of salary an agency nurse doing the same job earns.
I would also suggest you take a broader look at the NHS and those Trusts being compulsory transferred to other Trust control before firing off..