If you’re like me, you can hear the mealy-mouthed justifications from the lying Tories already.
“Any suicide is a tragedy and the reasons for them are complex, however it would be inaccurate and misleading to link it solely to government policy,” they would most likely say.
“There is no evidence to suggest any causal link.”
That is what the Tories have said about benefit-related suicide for the last few years – even after causal links were established.
But that’s the joy of a really big lie; repeat it often enough and people will believe it.
Well, that’s the theory, anyway.
And it’s the reason the Tories will shrug at this:
More than 300 nurses have taken their own lives in just seven years, shocking new figures reveal.
During the worst year, one was committing suicide EVERY WEEK as Tory cuts began to bite deep into the NHS.
Today victims’ families call for vital early mental health training and support for young nurses – and an end to a “bullying and toxic culture” in the health service which leaves them afraid to ask for help in their darkest moments.
As for the facts… Here’s Samuel Miller:
[Comment from Samuel] The underfunding of the NHS by successive Tory governments has made life very difficult and challenging for nurses, with respect to salaries, working conditions, and the elimination of bursaries for nursing students. Some nurses are dependent on food banks.
— Samuel Miller (@Hephaestus7) April 28, 2019
Indeed. Lucy de Oliveira (pictured above) committed suicide in 2017 while training to become a nurse in Liverpool. She received no pay during her training and her bursary covered only accommodation, leaving her to live on £6 per month. In an attempt to make ends meet, she was working at a pizza restaurant and a care home on top of three 12-hour shifts at hospitals.
But the Tories want you to think it’s nothing to do with them. Don’t.
Source: More than 300 overworked NHS nurses have died by suicide in just seven years – Mirror Online
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Well, that’s the theory, anyway hmmm yet these nurses are the backbone of the caring ones now look at atos crapita Maximus they take the heartless ones is this all part of aktion t4 taking away the care for the peasants I wonder
The evil Tories have a lot to answer for. Their day of reckoning will come.
I left the field of nursing a few years ago because I couldn’t stand the bullying and general ugliness happening between nurses. Let’s be real, people don’t commit suicide because they’re tired and overworked. They commit suicide because they’re living in a nightmare and they want the pain to stop. Nursing was a nightmare for me so I got out before it got the better of me like these other nurses.