Firsthand account of cutbacks
For the last four years I have been in and out of hospitals with a serious medical condition. I have seen firsthand how all the cutbacks have affected our nurses who are our frontline people.
More patients and more secondary duties that take nurses time away from the patients. They are literally run off their feet trying to do everything in the same amount of time, which could be possible if there wasn’t two to three times the workload. I know this is frustrating for them as well as us patients.
I can’t help but wonder if the powers that be would be so eager to cutback if a) they had to do the job and b) if they or a loved one was a patient for a long time? Something tells me NO!
I just wish that they would consider the human factor in all of this and not just the bottom line cost. What looks good on paper has devastating effects in the real world.