We need to return to old days
Reference the monthly moan (March issue).
I fully agree that we have a NHS that to the most extent is one to be proud of.
But no, we do not need to stop hiding behind ‘the days of yesterday’.
We need to return to the way hospitals were run. Nurses trained on the wards right from the start. By the time they qualified they had the knowledge and more importantly they had people/ patient skills, unlike many new nurses these days.
I just happened to be on a ward when a fresh, straight from the classroom, group of nurses started. That was enough to convince me classroom teaching is not good.
I am not knocking the nurses, they do an important job, but training in a classroom just does not produce.
With the advances in modern technology appearing all through the NHS departments we should be able to budget even better these days.
What is needed, is someone at the top that has ‘good housekeeping’ skills that can spend wisely and justify that spend.
And stop closing all the small, but so very important, local hospital and recuperation places, and pushing care to the overpriced private care providers.
So stay in the past and learn or fly to the future and face the very real risk of losing a very valuable asset. K MATHESON Diss Norfolk