WITH FEWER NURSES
Liverpool is to get a new hospital, where all patients will have single rooms with en-suite facilities, flat screen TV’s with free channels, a team of meeters & greeters and a bleeper service so that they can wander around the grounds until the doctor is ready to see them; no more sitting in crowded clinics. These are just some of the luxuries this £429m Royal Liverpool Hospital will offer.
Unfortunately this comes with a down-side. The hospital will reduce the nursing workforce by about 8%, that’s nurses lost, not to mention job losses in other areas.
Which would you rather have, a fancy room with all mod-cons to be ill in or nurses to help make you better?