Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Exit Questionnaire

When you leave the NHS, I'm not sure about anywhere else, you get a nice little form to fill out that asks why you left and what could be done differently.

This questionnaire has had me in tears completing it, telling the people at Human Resources how raw and painful I am about having no option but to leave my job, and how uncaring the Nursing profession is.

Rife with bullying Sisters and staff nurses, racism is a daily occurrence and the staff shortages are becoming dangerous to patients.

I have seen a staff nurse spend the entire day completing an essay for a course she is expected to do, while ignoring her patients and failing to order equipment needed the following day, and think NOTHING of it. I have seen people paid to maintain the stock i a department deny that it is anything to do with them in a corridor, because they don't care about what it means to have no stock in the clinical area. I have seen patients sent from one department to another covered in their own poo because the staff in the first area don't have the time or inclination to clean the patients. And the latest initiative from the Government is "Releasing Time to Care" because little old ladies are starving to death in hospital because no-one is feeding them. Anyone see the irony in this?

Sorry bitter, ex-NHS employee on the loose. All will return to normal soon. Well as normal as I get.

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