Stressful and highly pressurised environment.
I have worked for MCHFT for 15 years as a staff nurse and there has been much change in my time here. The pressure of the workload and sheer lack of support and understanding by the management has made my position as a registered nurse a risk. The ratio of patients to staff numbers is dangerous! They bang on about dignity and respect, but quite frankly there is very little for the patients when you are unable to give the care that we as nurses are trained to do. I am thoroughly exhausted both emotionally and physically after each shift and can hardly manage to take a break in the 12 to 13 hours that i am on the ward. There are very little training opportunities, this is a problem now especially with revalidation. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for staff to have to complete mandatory training on their own time. Consequently, i would not recommend working at this establishment unless you are prepared for a very stressful experience.
Highly pressurised environment.