Nurses say Wigan hospitals not up to scratch

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ALMOST 20 per cent of nurses at Wigan’s hospitals would NOT be happy sending a friend or relative for treatment there.

The figure is revealed in the first hospital survey into the reduction of pressure ulcers and falls, carried out by Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust. The survey showed that patients’ opinions of their hospital experience are favourable, but staff opinion differs.

The new scheme, which publishes details of patient and staff experiences, asked nurses on various wards three questions about the care they provided.

And shockingly 19 per cent of nurses said they would not recommend the ward as a place to work and the same number said that they would not be happy with the standard of care provided if a friend of relative needed treatment.

When asked if they were satisfied with the quality of care they themselves gave to patients and service users 14 per cent said no.