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Cut managers, not nurses

Published 20/10/2009

They talk about cuts in the National Health Service. Well, I hope they make the cuts at the management level - not the nursing staff. In my opinion it is the nursing staff that does all the hard work. While on holiday I became seriously ill and was admitted to the Erne Hospital in Enniskillen where I spent three weeks.

I would like to pay tribute to the surgeon, doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff for their exemplary care and attention.

My observations, while a patient, is that the nursing staff at the Erne Hospital are over-worked due to staff shortages. In saying that, no matter how busy the nursing staff were, they always had time for the patients.

So, come on management, take a cut in your salaries and pass this on to the nursing staff.

After all, it's the nursing staff that care for patients - not management.

CATHERINE DEDDIS (MRS)

Whitehead, Co Antrim

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