Nurses call in unions over service level fears

OVERBURDENED nurses have turned to their unions for help out of fear that ward closures could stop them providing a professional service.

Bev Clark

OVERBURDENED nurses have turned to their unions for help out of fear that ward closures could stop them providing a professional service.

Health and Social Services announced the wards would not reopen until they had enough people to staff them.

The department has money available, but has been unable to recruit enough qualified nurses to open De Sausmarez surgical ward and Divette ward, both of which were closed at the end of November in an attempt to curb a £2.5m. overspend.

HSSD also confirmed yesterday that a small number of staff had indicated they wished to resign.

Unite union officer Bob Lanning and Royal College of Nursing union member Bev Clark, pictured, said staff were concerned they could not provide a good service after being moved to different wards.

Comments for: "Nurses call in unions over service level fears"

milly

somebody in hssd is telling porkies and the truth must come out over what is happening at the hospital.i hope dep hadley probes the whole department at depth.

islander

Milly

The truth is in the pastry that made them porkies.We need to COOK them for answers.If you do not like the taste you throw them out.