‘‘Figures from the Royal College of Nursing show the number of nurses having to seek emergency help has risen by 50% since the Tories came to power in 2010.
More than 700 nurses and healthcare assistants applied for grants worth an average of £500 last year.
And one in four of the grants – which help with cost of food, travel and rent – was awarded to nursing staff earning a full time salary.
There were 707 applications in 2016 for hardship grants to the RCN Foundation, compared to 461 in 2001 – a rise of 53%.
In total £250,000 worth of grants, ranging from £100 to £1,000 in value, were handed out.”
Time to stop bluffing and privatise the NHS, then we wouldn’t see civil servants striking, moaning about pay or working as taxpayer funded agency staff.
Labour would go along with privatisation because what else?. Anyone who thinks that the taxpayer can fund the Nightmare Health Service ad infinitum is nuts.
Or put everyone’s income tax up to 40% and be done with it.
Thanks to NLAT for the link.