The incompetence that underlies emergency care
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The incompetence that underlies emergency care

Cliff Evans Nurse consultant in emergency medicine, Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Poor political choices have resulted in unprecedented pressure and stress on an overstretched workforce

There is a national emergency in England that is causing harm, indignity and stress to patients and destroying nurses’ morale. Rather than increasing the availability of hospital beds, successive governments have reduced bed numbers and closed emergency departments (EDs), replacing them with efficiency savings and the promise of increasing productivity.

Emergency Nurse. 30, 6, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/en.30.6.9.s3

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