NHS nurses report patients waiting more than 12 hours for beds

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After the British Red Cross last week compared the pressures facing the NHS to a "humanitarian crisis", nurses have reported serious concerns over the quality of care they can provide, in what for many are "the worst conditions they have ever experienced."

A report published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said that one sister in a large trauma centre said patients were waiting more than 12 hours for beds, and that staff were left feeling "broken and distressed". In response to these reports, Janet Davies, Chief Executive & General Secretary at RCN said: "How long does the Government think the NHS can survive on the dedication and good will of staff who are at breaking point? "We have heard from frontline nurses who want to give the best...

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