The service faces a financial deficit ( a melt-down) of up to £800m and some 7,000 job losses have already been confirmed. This morning further 13,000 Nursing jobs cuts are announced.
Despite huge job losses and mounting financial problems, the NHS is enjoying "its best year ever" according to Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt.
Comment: This is as believable (for the gullible public I hasten to add) as ex-president Clinton saying – "I did not have sex with that woman." or Bush saying there is no civil war in Iraq.
Addition: Nurse cuts ‘hit 50% of hospitals’
Patient care is suffering because of the huge pressures and demands these nurses are facing
Beverley Malone, of the RCN