Reporting Scotland this evening:
‘The growing impact of the pandemic in health care staff has been highlighted by organisations representing Scottish nurses and doctors. The Royal College of Nursing says more and more of its members want to leave the profession and the British Medical Association says doctors are ‘stretched to the limit.’‘
David Cowan then interviewed two funeral directors outside the ‘vast hole‘ that is the Louisa Jordan Hospital.
‘Hole?’ ‘Hole?’ Space? Arena? Hole?
So how was ‘the impact, highlighted?’ Well, the BMA guy didn’t appear at all and one RCN rep just told us.
We’re worried about the long-term impact on nurses physical and mental well-being. There are (sic) emerging evidence that staff may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, as we go forward (?) and the impact of that will be that, em, nurses will leave.
So, not even an unreliable self-reporting survey with less than 1% of al nurses, this time? Just what Nurse McKenna and some colleagues in the union want us to think. No evidence at all of any impact.
What about the BMA, the doctors trade union? No sign of Dr Buist, the ‘chair’. Did the funeral directors fill in for him? I think I know why he wasn’t available. Too red-faced after this went viral (sic) recently?