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Nursing crisis needs addressing, Lynn News letters

By Lynn News Reporter

Before I retired my job brought me into contact with a wide range of workers – farmers to fettlers, shop staff tosteel men, manual workers to musicians, from Manchester to Madrid, Halifax to Hollywood.

But nowhere did I encounter harder workers than nurses, whether they be on the wards, in GP practices or in the community.

As old age brings me more and more into contact with and reliant on those working in the NHS both in hospitals and in local surgeries, I am ever impressed by their dedication, professionalism and good humour.

Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital

So your nurse correspondents (Lynn News letters, September 17) are quite right to draw our attention to the staffing crisis in the NHS. We should all campaign to have the bursaries restored and the quite unnecessary degree qualification done away with as they clearly affect recruitment.

We should also urge our MPs to increase the funding while revamping the whole system of senior management – particularly governance by unelected local boards, while instituting centralisedpurchasing, which I’m sure would reduce the cost of drugs and equipment.

Edward Wheatley


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