Nurses to protest outside St George’s Hospital after Government refuses payrise

Wimbledon Guardian: St George's Hospital in Tooting St George's Hospital in Tooting

Nurses will gather outside St George’s Hospital to protest against the Government’s refusal to increase pay for NHS staff.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announced yesterday (Wednesday, May 28) nursing staff across London will back protests on Thursday, June 5, after the coalition refused to uphold a one per cent pay increase.

RCN members and health trade unions will gather outside St George’s Hospital, in Tooting, from 10am to 2pm.

There will also be protests outside St Thomas’ Hospital, in Lambeth, and University Hospital, in Lewisham.

RCN London regional director Bernell Bussue said: “Nursing staff in London are rightly angry that the Government have chosen to undervalue their work again this year.

"Many NHS staff will end up facing a four year pay freeze, at a time when the cost of living has continued to spiral upwards.”

The RCN is the voice of nursing across the UK and promotes the interest of nurses and patients as well as helping shape healthcare policy.

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11:30am Thu 29 May 14

Georgia Lewis says...

I have a great idea! Let's close A&E and maternity units at neighbouring hospitals such as, oh, I dunno, St Helier and Croydon to ensure these overworked nurses are stretched even further to breaking point! Payrises? They're only for MPs...
I have a great idea! Let's close A&E and maternity units at neighbouring hospitals such as, oh, I dunno, St Helier and Croydon to ensure these overworked nurses are stretched even further to breaking point! Payrises? They're only for MPs... Georgia Lewis
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1:12pm Thu 29 May 14

buggsie says...

Can't really think the nurses are worth a pay rise. Can remember being in the hospital - a patient calling for a nurse - no reply - so I went and looked for them - even though it was 3am could hear them shouting and laughing in a room.
Doctors and surgeons terrific - but forget the nurses.
Can't really think the nurses are worth a pay rise. Can remember being in the hospital - a patient calling for a nurse - no reply - so I went and looked for them - even though it was 3am could hear them shouting and laughing in a room. Doctors and surgeons terrific - but forget the nurses. buggsie
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1:20pm Thu 29 May 14

Georgia Lewis says...

Buggsie, I am sorry you had a bad experience with nurses at St Georges. Did you make an official complaint? Or are you just using an isolated incident as a stick with which to beat every single nurse in the hospital?

When something goes wrong in a hospital, it should be looked upon as an opportunity for improvement so hospitals can ensure the chances of something similar happening again are minimised.
Buggsie, I am sorry you had a bad experience with nurses at St Georges. Did you make an official complaint? Or are you just using an isolated incident as a stick with which to beat every single nurse in the hospital? When something goes wrong in a hospital, it should be looked upon as an opportunity for improvement so hospitals can ensure the chances of something similar happening again are minimised. Georgia Lewis
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1:46pm Thu 29 May 14

edstar says...

buggsie wrote:
Can't really think the nurses are worth a pay rise. Can remember being in the hospital - a patient calling for a nurse - no reply - so I went and looked for them - even though it was 3am could hear them shouting and laughing in a room.
Doctors and surgeons terrific - but forget the nurses.
Hi

You mentioned in another post about being a cancer patient at st georges. I was also one too and the nurses there were brilliant under very difficult conditions.
[quote][p][bold]buggsie[/bold] wrote: Can't really think the nurses are worth a pay rise. Can remember being in the hospital - a patient calling for a nurse - no reply - so I went and looked for them - even though it was 3am could hear them shouting and laughing in a room. Doctors and surgeons terrific - but forget the nurses.[/p][/quote]Hi You mentioned in another post about being a cancer patient at st georges. I was also one too and the nurses there were brilliant under very difficult conditions. edstar
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