Thursday, 14 October 2010


It is hardly a revelation that morale amongst NHS staff is low, and steadily falling. Posts on various blogs reveal the frustration and resigned despair afflicting staff in all areas. One of the greatest frustrations is that there seems to be nothing we can do to stop the slide.

Some years ago I was in a NHS hospital other than the one I work. On one of the upper floors there was something you don’t often see other than on the ground floor, a door leading outside. It led on to a flat roof area only, and from there, nowhere else. Management had put a sign next to this door to inform people that they could not get out that way. It was only two words, which seem to epitomise the NHS today. It said simply “NO ESCAPE”

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