Tory health fail: Desperate hospitals beg doctors to take on extra shifts – at £95 an hour

Many hospitals have been struggling to find enough doctors to work over the Easter weekend [Image: David Sillitoe for the Guardian].

Tories cannot run a publicly-funded health service. Why should anyone trust Tory-supporting businesses to run a privatised health system?

Desperate hospitals are so short of doctors they are pleading with them to take on extra shifts, with some offering up to £95 an hour to cover gaps in medical rotas to maintain patient safety.

Hospitals are so chronically understaffed they have been hiking pay rates in recent weeks and bombarding doctors with urgent emails and text messages in a bid to ensure standards of care do not suffer.

On Tuesday, Peterborough City hospital raised the pay available for working overnight that night in its “extremely busy” A&E to £95 an hour for a 10-hour shift to try to attract recruits.

Source: Desperate hospitals beg doctors to take on extra shifts – at £95 an hour | Society | The Guardian

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.


The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:

SWAHTprint SWAHTeBook

6 thoughts on “Tory health fail: Desperate hospitals beg doctors to take on extra shifts – at £95 an hour

  1. KENNETH MASON

    TO QUOTE TERESA MAY QUEEN OF ENGLAND /GREAT BRITAIN,A COUNTRY FOR ALL,I DON’T THINK, WHAT A SAD DAY ,NIGE BEVAN IS TURNING IN HIS GRAVE SEEING HIM DREAM BEING DESTROYED.

  2. Jeffrey Davies

    The Tory cry went out look the NHS can’t manage its budget we selling it to the yanks backhanders bribes jobs for the boys if they get to finish the job

  3. Dez

    And what state are they likely to be in if they have already done a 12 hour shift….what ever happened to min hours. Bribery has its place in this corrupt world but lets keep it our of A&E and other critical wards for gods sake. We also do not want doctors playing the agency and ovedtime games racking up the rates far higher than normal overtime.

Comments are closed.