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In this section read and respond to the letters we have been sent regarding the Care campaign from fellow nurses and healthcare professionals.
Take over a hospital ward for a year and monitor the results
Further to your Care campaign, I would like to suggest taking over a hospital ward for a year, staffing it the way the ward manager would like and implementing a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:6 or 1:5 registered nurses per patient.
However busy we are, basic needs should always be met
I support your Care campaign to improve fundamental patient care across the UK.
Superb care at Addenbrooke’s makes me proud to be a nurse
I recently had an unexpected 14-hour stay in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, arriving in A&E in the early hours of the morning.
Older people and the nurses who care for them deserve greater recognition
Your campaign to improve fundamental care is laudable ( features May 2 ). But it will have greater impact when we change nurses' attitudes to older patients and the attitude of colleagues to nurses who care for them.
We need to restore the pride in those who care for older people
I support your Care campaign to improve fundamental care.
The end of life care my mother received was outstanding
The care of older people in the UK has long been under-resourced and underfunded. The NHS provides excellent acute care and good paediatric services, for example, but falls down in its care of older people.
Staff caring for my mother came across as cold and uncaring
My mother was admitted to hospital at the beginning of the year and it was evident from the outset that some staff on the wards would have benefited from reminders about the core values of your Care campaign .
Investment in staff wellbeing can make all the difference
The managers at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are to be congratulated for setting up a staff health and wellbeing centre offering access to counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, meditation and hypnotherapy ( Care Campaign April 11 ).
Patient care is affected by too many audits and paperwork
I have followed your Care campaign with interest and feel that poor standards are due to there being too many managers and not enough nurses.
Hospital staff all proved to be cheerful, professional and kind
Nursing has been getting such a bad press of late that I was anxious when my son was admitted to Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride with appendicitis.
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