Rise in bullying by hospital workers
A QUARTER of hospital staff have been bullied, abused and harassed at work.
The figure from a staff survey is described as a "worrying increase"
on the previous year when 18 per cent of staff at Hinchingbrook Hospital
had complained of bullying behaviour by workmates.
The research showed nearly half of hospital staff witnessed a potentially
harmful incident in the preceding month.
But the survey, conducted nationwide by the Healthcare Commission,
showed that Hinchingbrooke was also in the top 20 per cent of similar
NHS trusts for job satisfaction.
This figure was reported despite concerns over the hospital's future
and job losses caused by spiralling debts and a review of services.
AN NHS STAFF MEMBER WHO WAS ABUSED AND BULLIED
IN 2007, THEY GAVE INTO THE BULLIES FOR FEAR OF
REPRISALS, BROKE THE RULES TO STOP BEING HIT AS
THERE IS NO SECURITY AT HINCHINGBROOKE
THE STAFF MEMBER LOST THEIR JOB AS A
CONSEQUENCE - MANAGERS NEVER BACKED THE
STAFF MEMBER - SHAME ON YOU