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North East Prison Healthcare

Post by mickeymouse » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:07 pm

:slsh2:
Prison healthcare jobs are "at risk"
:slsh2:

We struggle to cope now in our prison with the demands of healthcare, this is going to be one massive disaster that will cause no end of trouble in our prisons.

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/8 ... e__at_risk_/#
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Re: North East Prison Healthcare

Post by prisonnnurse » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:49 pm

Worrying times indeed. Care UK seem to think that it is acceptable for unqualified, unregistered Care Assistants, with only half a days CPR training, to respond to code reds, code blues and other medical emergencies, give out treatments and give injections etc. It will only be a matter of time before officers end up in the coroners court due to decisions being made by inexperienced and unqualified staff.

Moreover, the money-grabbing, self-serving GP who is “running the show” is committed to making huge year on year cuts to the medicines budget, so there’ll be no more Tramadol nights for young Smithy on B wing. You could argue that prisoners deserve nothing more, but the way Care UK are targeting these cuts, will mean services being cut to the bone which will undoubtedly have a huge negative effect on the good order of the prison. Worst still, these cuts have nothing whatsoever to do with saving the tax payer money, its all do to with making profit. Allegedly.

These jobs cuts also make a mockery of 'TUPE protection'.


http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east ... -28488681/

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Re: North East Prison Healthcare

Post by Wear&Tear » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:06 pm

Look into the money the chief executive of careuk gave the consertatives before the election and this will tell you why they got the contract......believe the current health secretary was also given money by them to go towards his election funding.

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Re: North East Prison Healthcare

Post by johnnymac » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:17 pm

Wear&Tear wrote:Look into the money the chief executive of careuk gave the consertatives before the election and this will tell you why they got the contract......believe the current health secretary was also given money by them to go towards his election funding.
If this is true then its disgraceful.
There seems to be corruption everywhere and no-one doing anything about it.
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Wear&Tear

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Post by Wear&Tear » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:40 pm

Its all true, read this from the telegraph.....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... vider.html

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Re: North East Prison Healthcare

Post by johnnymac » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:47 pm

They are claiming he gave him the donation as an individual and it wont affect policy decisions.

Yeah, we all believe that.

Its the old boys network again.

Disgraceful, absolutely disgraceful. :slst:

Won't anyone do anything about it?
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Re: North East Prison Healthcare

Post by Aslan » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:44 pm

Undoubtedly a stitch up, but predictable. However, the hmps troops on the ground would have been more upset if they were replacing a good, reliable nhs service. Regrettably, healthcare delivery in the north east has been poor - mainly due to lack of quality managers at senior level in the establishments and poor direction (and too high salaries) from the strategic heads at regional level. Far too much money was being spent in the regional structure and not enough at front line level. Oh, and if they got those hundreds of prisoners off methadone we would all be better for it. It's become a joke - dictates the regime everywhere now - dangerous strategy.

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