Jumble wrote:Password = toryscum (or is that just me?)
This really, really upsets me : royal hoax call nurse dies. I'm not sure what bothers me more :
the two thoughtless idiots who thought this would be funny without stopping to think that some overworked nurse would pick up their call, and from that point of view, no it's not f**ing funny,
the hospital management who, like healthcare management all over the uk rather than standing by their staff instantly declared a witch hunt, or
the uk media in general, who've spent the last couple of months critiquing nurses not finding time to care as much as they would like for patients.
Here's an idea, I don't think many nurses (or most front line public servants) turn up to work in order to sit on their arse, draw their massive salary and insult the public. If they act like they haven't got the time to do their job properly it's because they are overworked, understaffed, underpaid and they don't have the time! Cut them some slack, don't swear at them, don't physically assault them, don't employ some parasitic ambulance chasing lawyer to finish their career and don't make pathetic , immature stunts on public media at their expense. Just a thought.
The understaffing issue is how this government works though. Just closing public services down is unpopular, so they siphon off funding until they can't function anymore, and then take advantage of the media outrage when something inevitably goes wrong.