A world-renowned children’s hospital has expressed “serious concerns” about patient safety as its union members prepare to withdraw in a long-running wage dispute with the government.
The RCN, which is on strike from 8:00 pm Sunday to 11:59 pm Monday night, has previously said it would not agree to the exception.
But union leader Pat Cullen said the easing was granted Friday following a request from GOSH, who said nurses working at the hospital would “never” endanger child patients. rice field.
Cullen said the suggestion that mitigation measures had not been implemented was “factually incorrect.”
Speaking to BBC Radio 4 today, she said:
The protocol on waivers requires the RCN to grant its approval. NHS Englandthen responsible for notifying individual organizations, Karen said.
She added that exceptions sought by other organizations would be “very carefully reviewed” to ensure that critical areas of care can continue.
Hospital Chief Executive Officer Matt Shaw said: strike.
“Nothing is more important than patient safety, so we have no choice but to declare a business continuity incident.”
Upon receiving the waiver, Shaw said the hospital was “incredibly grateful” for the union’s assistance in providing safe care for its patients.
“We fully support our staff’s right to strike and know this decision was not taken lightly,” he said.
“All services throughout the hospital have been significantly impacted. We are doing our best to minimize disruption for all patients and apologize to the affected families.”
It is understood that the situation is under investigation and if GOSH is satisfied that safe personnel levels can be provided, the business continuity incident will be stopped.
nurse It accounts for a quarter of NHS staff and the largest share of the health services workforce.
As the NHS prepares to deal with strikes, NHS England is urging citizens to use health services wisely.
People were asked to use pharmacies and other services, such as 111, when possible, and emergency and emergency care remained a priority, he said.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/great-ormond-street-royal-college-of-nursing-nhs-england-people-nurses-b2329391.html Exemption to Great Ormond Street amid ‘serious concern’ over strike impact