Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Please sign this petition

Margaret Haywood, a nurse who became a “whistleblower” by secretly filming the neglect of elderly patients for a television documentary was struck off the nursing register two weeks ago. If you saw the documentary which was broadcast four years ago, I'm sure you will have been horrified. Numerous complaints had been made by relatives to the staff about the conditions, but to no avail, so I think most sensible people would regard Margaret Haywood's actions as brave, caring and in the interests of patients.

This is the kind of woman I would like to be nursing me when I am old, frail and vulnerable. However unless the Nursing and Midwifery Council reverse their decision, Margaret's over twenty year career as a nurse is now over.

To see more about her courageous actions look at last night’s Panorama programme 'Who'd be an NHS Whistleblower' on BBC iPlayer.

To sign the petition supporting Margaret please go here and join the 25,000 plus people who have signed over the past few days.


Blogger annie said...

Thanks for alerting people to this, Julie. I think it is very important.

4/28/2009 7:49 PM  
Blogger Judith said...

Glad to sign Julie. To think that this poor woman has suffered uncertainty and anxiety for four years before getting to this point.catiesp

5/03/2009 8:24 AM  

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