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‘Nowhere to turn’ for patients as cuts hit the community

Published: 14 May 2012

Government plans to move care from acute hospitals to community settings have been branded a “façade” by the Royal College of Nursing , as a survey of community nurses has shown that many are facing cutbacks and spending less time with patients.

Read more from the Royal College of Nursing’s website

http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/news/article/uk/nowhere_to_turn_for_patients_as_cuts_hit_the_community

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My friend emailed me the below as she was so angry about a phone call her husband received from the NHS hospital he is going to have an operation in. Please read below

Hi Jo

Terry is having an operation on the 8th May 2012 and is staying in hospital overnight. He has to have another operation on the 22nd May 2012 at the same hospital. 

 He got a phone call yesterday (30th April) from the hospital that will be doing his operation, asking that in between the two operations can he come back to the hospital for a MRSA test to see if he had contracted MRSA from his first visit, and if he has contracted MRSA he cannot be readmitted back into the hospital for his second operation. 

I couldn’t believe my ears, they are going to waste time and money doing this, when they surely should be putting the money and time into making sure the hospital is clean, and doesn’t infect their patients with MRSA!

Please put this on your blog.

Thanks

Susan

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