"Uncaring nursing staff and doctors"

About: Whiston Hospital

(as a staff member),

I work in an NHS trust and have done so for the past 26 years.

When I first started at working at the hospital, nurses and doctors, from my experience were caring people, you did get the odd person who was hard, and everyone who worked at the hospital seemed to know who they were.

Over the past couple of years I have noticed the attitude of the majority of doctors and nurses to have changed a great deal. I personally feel the change happened when lots of managers were employed to try and make the NHS more efficient.

Over the years we have seen managers who we hardly ever saw or heard, seem to take over and override decisions made by doctors and nurses on patient treatment because of funding.

Doctors and nurses have continually argued with managers regarding this and recently this came to a head. Doctors' and nurses' attitudes have hardened because they have had to adapt to the hospital managers strategy and logic of thinking, they have had to think along the lines of saving money etc and unfortunately patients seem to come last on the list when it comes to NHS saving money.

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