MP wants action after new safety fears raised at north Cumbria hospitals
Last updated at 12:38, Monday, 21 May 2012
A new safety scare at north Cumbria’s hospitals has prompted an MP to call on the health secretary to intervene to prevent a major care crisis similar to that in Mid Staffordshire.
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I am one of the nurses at the hospital and can truthfully tell you that staff levels are dangerous. Most of us are exhausted and moral cannot get any lower. Cost cutting was put before patient care a long time ago. We are asked to fill in an Audit every day on staffing levels. Those staffing levels are the new cut levels that the trust have set. These do not match up with the number of staff safely set country wide. For example a 6 bed coronary care unit should have 3 members of qualified staff on duty. The trust however has decided only 2 is safe (this was set by managers who have no cardiac experience what so ever). The audit each day of course now states that areas are fully staffed. Shocking.
errr.... Jamie? Why is the Cumberland infirmary in so much debt? Could it be something to do with the PFI 'Mortgage' that costs an absolute fortune every year? Or the increase in 'managers' since Labour started the privatisation of the NHS in it's last spell in Government?
Nothing to do with Lansley`s pension, what about "how much does the hospital lease cost"
how much do the consultants cost, how much do doctors charge with their private work when they charge a fortune to the n.h.s, their own employer, to many people just blame the government but many hospitals waste so much money, how much for a light bulb change? lets have some answers on costs and money spent.