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Posts Tagged ‘safe staffing’

Conservatives reject proposed Inquiry into Emergency care crisis

Posted on: 28th February 2024

Conservative Councillors today rejected a proposed Inquiry into the serious crisis in Urgent and Emergency care in Cornwall. Health bosses admit at least 20 avoidable deaths occur in Cornwall every month caused by excessive ambulance queues and delays, and Cornwall’s chief coroner has raised serious concerns with the Health Secretary on at least 3 occasions […]

Safe staffing is for patient safety and to restore staff morale, not for Conservatives to attack nurses

Posted on: 5th January 2023

Without a hint of irony Conservative Ministers now declare themselves devotees of mandatory safe staffing levels in our hospitals. But only as a tool to attack staff who are striking largely because of the lack of safe staffing. When I led a parliamentary campaign for safe NHS staffing, Conservative Ministers bluntly rejected it. If we […]

Come together to save our NHS

Posted on: 2nd January 2023

All Parties should come together to secure the long-term future of our NHS and care services. I’m calling on those fellow politicians who truly care about what’s happening to our NHS and care services to join community leaders, health and care professionals to agree a way forward. We cannot carry on like this. Hundreds needlessly […]

NHS “sticking plaster” cash promise is nothing like enough

Posted on: 17th June 2018

Today’s hastily cobbled together face-saving NHS cash initiative by the PM is nothing like enough. It won’t even come close to resolving the serious crisis her Government has placed our NHS in. Welcome as it is, the extra funding is a more of a sticking plaster for the tattered reputation of the Conservative Party than […]

The Government not our hospital staff should be in ‘special measures’

Posted on: 6th April 2018

    Once again, Government hospital inspectors criticise hard-working NHS staff for… the failures of Government. Today CQC Hospital inspectors have again slated Cornwall’s main Hospital. But most of it comes down to underfunding and under staffing. Culture of bullying A quote from the husband of one of the hospital’s registered nurses on the Cornwall […]