Nurse shortage causes Nightingale hospital to turn away patients

Nurse shortage causes Nightingale hospital to turn away patients. Exclusive: Covid-19 patient transfers to new London facility cancelled owing to lack of ICU nurses Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Sir Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, at the Nightingale hospital, London. He said efforts to redistribute patients meant extensive use of this field hospital had not been needed. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images Dozens of patients with Covid-19 have been turned away from the NHS Nightingale hospital in London because it has too [...]

Coronavirus lockdown to hit low-paid, young and women hardest

Coronavirus lockdown to hit low-paid, young and women hardest, warns IFS. Low earners seven times more likely to work in sectors worst hit by shutdown, study finds Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Pubs and restaurants, a mainstay employer for younger workers, have closed. Photograph: Alamy The low-paid, young people and women are likely to be the hardest hit by the coronavirus shutdown of businesses including restaurants, hotels, pubs, retailers and transport services. Low earners are seven times as likely as high earners [...]

How to offset job stress: 7 micro-chillers to practice at your desk

How to offset job stress: 7 micro-chillers to practice at your desk. Practising micro-chillers at your work station - GETTY. During the winter months, if you’re looking for a quieter mind, a way to reduce job stress and increase workplace performance and well-being, you came to the right place. Chances are if you’re like most wage earners, you buzz through the day and skip the present moment to get to the next item on your agenda. But through regular micro-mindfulness practices [...]

Nurses’ strike: All you need to know

Nurses' strike: All you need to know. PACEMAKER Members of the Royal College of Nursing will go on strike for 12 hours at 08:00 GMT An estimated 15,500 nurses are taking strike action across Northern Ireland in protest over pay and staff numbers. The figure includes about 9,000 nurses who belong to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) union and about 6,500 who are members of Unison. The widespread strike is unprecedented as it is the first time in the RCN's 103-year history that its [...]

Every major A&E misses wait target for first time

Every major A&E misses wait target for first time. GETTY IMAGES Every major A&E unit in England has failed to hit its four-hour waiting time target for the first time ever, NHS figures show. All 118 units fell below the 95% threshold in November as the NHS posted its worst performance since targets were introduced over a decade ago. Alongside the growing waits in A&E, the data showed there were record delays finding beds for the sickest patients. The numbers on waiting lists for [...]