10 Year Anniversary

I only hope lessons have been learnt from Mid Staffs

Ten years ago today my mother, Bella Bailey, died on ward 11 of Mid Staffs Hospital. In her final days she suffered horrendously at the hands of those who should have cared for her. What I saw on that ward will stay with me for the rest of my life.

It is a story I have told many times over the last ten years and while patient safety has certainly been put on the agenda the sad …

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Safe Staffing

Cure the NHS welcomed the publication of the A&E guideline and particularly the fact that the committee clearly supported the idea of minimum nurse to patient ratios as being the best route to protect patients and provide high standards of care. We would urge all NHS trusts to consider aNd act on this guideline in the interests of their patients.
As a group we remain shocked and concerned that the Government and NHS England suspended NICE’s work on safe nurse staffing, a key recommendation …

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July Blog

I was hoping after the Francis report that the one thing that would be improved immediately would be the complaints process. I’m disappointed to say that little has changed within some organisations. I’m still hearing how unfair patients/relatives are being treated and the, deny, delay, defend culture is still prevalent. It’s mostly the smaller District General hospitals that I hear about but not always.

Throughout the Mid Staffs Public Inquiry (MSPI) we heard just how difficult it was for complainants …

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