Vital work celebrated by nurses

CARING: Chris Barrett, Jayne Callow (Woody) and Julie Nash

CARING: Chris Barrett, Jayne Callow (Woody) and Julie Nash

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NURSES across Dorset will be celebrating International Nurses Day on Monday in recognition of their vital work.

Weldmar Hospicecare Trust has a total of 57 nurses who provide care to patients and their families in a variety of roles ranging from auxiliary nurses and healthcare assistants, staff nurses, senior staff nurses, sisters and Weldmar community nurses. This year the charity is celebrating three decades of care following the creation of the community specialist palliative care nursing service in 1984 and the opening of Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester in 1994. Chris Barrett, Julie Nash and Jayne Callow have all worked at the Dorchester hospice since the day it opened.

Julie and Chris are Sisters and Jayne, usually known as Woody, is a senior staff nurse.

They said they had seen changes across the years, including going from a small team of just 19 to 41 nurses. Mrs Callow said: “It’s a team of friends rather than colleagues.”

When asked what had kept them at the hospice for two decades, Mrs Nash said: “It’s as important to me to be here today as it was on day one and I am proud of the Trust and what it has achieved.” She said it was important to support the fundraisers and had herself done the Midnight Walk.

Mrs Barrett said: “I feel privileged to work for the Trust and to work with a team who are all supportive to each other and have great pride in their work.”

Mrs Callow said: “It’s a very special kind of work looking after patients and their families at such a difficult time in their lives. That’s what keeps me here.”

Director of Nursing and Patient Services, Ruth Burnhill praised all the nurses at Weldmar.

She said: “The role is always more than a job - it is a vocation and requires very special qualities of compassion and empathy, as well as the considerable skills of providing nursing care. “I am proud of all the nurses at Weldmar Hospicecare Trust because of their dedication and commitment to looking after patients and their families at such a difficult and sensitive time and am privileged to be a part of this care.”

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10:56am Sun 11 May 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

No disrespect to them and yes they are appreciated, but why is nursing the only area in constant need of being propped up by endless propaganda and back slapping? Are they really so weak and incapable they cannot do the job that they are paid to do without it? Frankly given the sheer scale of propaganda and constant back-patting, that's how it looks.

There are plenty of other jobs that are equally or even more important , more dangerous and much harder work and they don't seem to need this constant stream of pedastallng for their employees to do what they are paid to do?

Where is all the propaganda and "international days" for oil rig workers, steel erectors, postman, dustman, delivery drivers, engineers and so on and so on, without whom none of this lot would even have a job, or a hospital or supplies or any tools or a car to get there or fuel to run anything on, the list is endless.

How about some proportion and some respect for all the others who deserve it?
No disrespect to them and yes they are appreciated, but why is nursing the only area in constant need of being propped up by endless propaganda and back slapping? Are they really so weak and incapable they cannot do the job that they are paid to do without it? Frankly given the sheer scale of propaganda and constant back-patting, that's how it looks. There are plenty of other jobs that are equally or even more important , more dangerous and much harder work and they don't seem to need this constant stream of pedastallng for their employees to do what they are paid to do? Where is all the propaganda and "international days" for oil rig workers, steel erectors, postman, dustman, delivery drivers, engineers and so on and so on, without whom none of this lot would even have a job, or a hospital or supplies or any tools or a car to get there or fuel to run anything on, the list is endless. How about some proportion and some respect for all the others who deserve it? Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 3

8:48pm Sun 11 May 14

JACKC says...

Have you ever done nursing? You ARE disrespectful by the arrogant comments you go on to make. Perhaps if 'all the others' give their stories they too will get some well deserved back slapping etc. What an idiot!
Have you ever done nursing? You ARE disrespectful by the arrogant comments you go on to make. Perhaps if 'all the others' give their stories they too will get some well deserved back slapping etc. What an idiot! JACKC
  • Score: -5

8:22am Mon 12 May 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

In your haste to scream some vitriol at me for daring to question a "group-think" related subject, if you bothered to read i was questioning the level of propaganda in our media, not the nurses themselves.

A quick keyword search of this newspaper or any other will reveal the massively disproportionate amount of articles for Nursing and in fact Teaching also. It is no coincidence of course that they both have large Unions who use the media with the tens of millions in tax payers money they get. It is also no coincidence that articles of propaganda seem to increase around the same time that further exposure of incompetence in the NHS arise. I see in the last 48 hrs another man starved to death in a hospital in Wales and a 4 year old boy choked to death on his own vomit in Doncaster, because a nurse who was supposed to be watching him sauntered off on a break for two hours.

It is precisely this kind of "group think" propaganda and the slagging off of anyone who "dares" to question it, that has caused many of these near 200 a week deaths, or their cover up.

I think asking why the level of propaganda for this one occupation is so inordinately high when other equally as important or more important sectors and occupations never get mentioned, is perfectly reasonable.

In answer to your question. I have done care work looking after 19 dementia, cancer and Alzheimer patient on night shift many years ago, the "real" nurse who was paid much more than me used to turn up, clock in and go straight to bed upstairs while I did the night shift on my own. I eventually lost the job after I reported the care home to the authority's for their disgusting treatment of patients and the unsanitary conditions at the home. While little was done at the time, some time later it was thankfully closed down.
In your haste to scream some vitriol at me for daring to question a "group-think" related subject, if you bothered to read i was questioning the level of propaganda in our media, not the nurses themselves. A quick keyword search of this newspaper or any other will reveal the massively disproportionate amount of articles for Nursing and in fact Teaching also. It is no coincidence of course that they both have large Unions who use the media with the tens of millions in tax payers money they get. It is also no coincidence that articles of propaganda seem to increase around the same time that further exposure of incompetence in the NHS arise. I see in the last 48 hrs another man starved to death in a hospital in Wales and a 4 year old boy choked to death on his own vomit in Doncaster, because a nurse who was supposed to be watching him sauntered off on a break for two hours. It is precisely this kind of "group think" propaganda and the slagging off of anyone who "dares" to question it, that has caused many of these near 200 a week deaths, or their cover up. I think asking why the level of propaganda for this one occupation is so inordinately high when other equally as important or more important sectors and occupations never get mentioned, is perfectly reasonable. In answer to your question. I have done care work looking after 19 dementia, cancer and Alzheimer patient on night shift many years ago, the "real" nurse who was paid much more than me used to turn up, clock in and go straight to bed upstairs while I did the night shift on my own. I eventually lost the job after I reported the care home to the authority's for their disgusting treatment of patients and the unsanitary conditions at the home. While little was done at the time, some time later it was thankfully closed down. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 3

10:16am Mon 12 May 14

Duckorange says...

Poor, wrong Sigurd Hoeberth
Poor, wrong Sigurd Hoeberth Duckorange
  • Score: -5

10:18am Mon 12 May 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

Duckorange wrote:
Poor, wrong Sigurd Hoeberth
Yep, that's what I expected .
[quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: Poor, wrong Sigurd Hoeberth[/p][/quote]Yep, that's what I expected . Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 7

10:26am Mon 12 May 14

Duckorange says...

Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
Duckorange wrote:
Poor, wrong Sigurd Hoeberth
Yep, that's what I expected .
And yep, that's what I expected.
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: Poor, wrong Sigurd Hoeberth[/p][/quote]Yep, that's what I expected .[/p][/quote]And yep, that's what I expected. Duckorange
  • Score: -4

10:29am Mon 12 May 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

Duckorange wrote:
Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
Duckorange wrote:
Poor, wrong Sigurd Hoeberth
Yep, that's what I expected .
And yep, that's what I expected.
Well maybe if you explained yourself and contributed to the question in hand, instead of making some dumb infantile comment, you might get more.
[quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: Poor, wrong Sigurd Hoeberth[/p][/quote]Yep, that's what I expected .[/p][/quote]And yep, that's what I expected.[/p][/quote]Well maybe if you explained yourself and contributed to the question in hand, instead of making some dumb infantile comment, you might get more. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 6

11:12am Mon 12 May 14

Duckorange says...

Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
Duckorange wrote:
Sigurd Hoeberth wrote:
Duckorange wrote:
Poor, wrong Sigurd Hoeberth
Yep, that's what I expected .
And yep, that's what I expected.
Well maybe if you explained yourself and contributed to the question in hand, instead of making some dumb infantile comment, you might get more.
Poor wrong, angry Sigurd.
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: Poor, wrong Sigurd Hoeberth[/p][/quote]Yep, that's what I expected .[/p][/quote]And yep, that's what I expected.[/p][/quote]Well maybe if you explained yourself and contributed to the question in hand, instead of making some dumb infantile comment, you might get more.[/p][/quote]Poor wrong, angry Sigurd. Duckorange
  • Score: -5

11:34am Mon 12 May 14

Duckorange says...

Look, Sigurd, it's like this. It's International Nurses Day - celebrating the kind of person who will unconditionally care for others no matter who you are, what your illness or whether you are about to vote for a party that supports - say - privatising the NHS. You might think it "propaganda" which you dismiss as "group think", but the group in this case is 100% right. Tell me, what's Nigel's view on this.
Look, Sigurd, it's like this. It's International Nurses Day - celebrating the kind of person who will unconditionally care for others no matter who you are, what your illness or whether you are about to vote for a party that supports - say - privatising the NHS. You might think it "propaganda" which you dismiss as "group think", but the group in this case is 100% right. Tell me, what's Nigel's view on this. Duckorange
  • Score: -1

11:44am Mon 12 May 14

Sigurd Hoeberth says...

So why have they just arbitrarily censored 5 perfectly reasonable comments from this thread, including two other persons comments that was quite reasonable ?

That has just proven my point very well indeed.

Thank you.
So why have they just arbitrarily censored 5 perfectly reasonable comments from this thread, including two other persons comments that was quite reasonable ? That has just proven my point very well indeed. Thank you. Sigurd Hoeberth
  • Score: 6

1:35pm Mon 12 May 14

D.shoreditch says...

I am at a loss as to why my comment was removed?
I am at a loss as to why my comment was removed? D.shoreditch
  • Score: 4

11:07pm Mon 12 May 14

JACKC says...

yep poor angry idiot .......... oops not allowed an opinion, my mistake. YOUR TURN
yep poor angry idiot .......... oops not allowed an opinion, my mistake. YOUR TURN JACKC
  • Score: -2

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