London hospital drops chemotherapy due to Tory-caused nursing shortage

I agree with Youssef El-Gingihy on this:

The cuts, closures and privatisation were all demanded by the Conservatives who have been in government for the last eight years.

Did they intend to create the nursing shortage that is causing so much harm now? I don’t think so.

They simply didn’t think about it that hard.

Any situation that means people must go further, work harder, pay more to get the same result is to be deplored.

… Except by the Conservatives, of course. They won’t care.

It’s somebody else’s problem.

One of the biggest NHS trusts is to stop providing chemotherapy at one of its hospitals because it has too few specialist cancer nurses to staff the unit.

The Cedar Centre at King George hospital in Ilford, east London, will cease provision from 12 November because four of its nurses have quit and two others have gone on maternity leave.

It is thought to be the first time the NHS’s widespread staffing problems have led to a specialist cancer unit no longer being able to offer a vital service such as chemotherapy.

More than 500 patients a year received their cancer treatment there, and in future patients will have to go to Queen’s hospital in nearby Romford instead.

Source: London hospital drops chemotherapy due to nursing shortage | Society | The Guardian

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4 thoughts on “London hospital drops chemotherapy due to Tory-caused nursing shortage

  1. Barry Davies

    There is a nursing shortage because we are traing less nurses, and since nursing went all graduate, the Eu decided that one, there are less training and many having got a degree go and work where they can make enough money to pay back the fees, which isn’t in nursing. Some of them are Eu students who once they have the degree go home and don’t have to repay the loans. Care these days is mainly from care assistants who when they reach the higher levels are basically the equivalent of the enrolled nurses we had to get rid of because their qualification wasn’t accepted in freedom of movement.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Oh, is it all the EU’s fault? I think you’ll find this crisis was made much closer to home.

  2. blackghost55

    It’s truly sickening.. how much longer can this go on?? thousands of poor souls dying due to their so-called austerity,
    stealing oap’s pension (who the heck will take on oaps at 60 or over) many with health problems..
    UC another joke . . and so on..
    oh & to take on an apprentice for the oap too?

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