Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

The Real Cost Of Hospital Staff

treliske 1
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

8:01am 3rd August 2014

Cornwall's biggest hospital says it is sometimes "held to ransom" over agency workers.

It is after Pirate FM told you one fill-in nurse at Treliske earned more than £1200 for one shift.

Bosses say they have recruited 150 more staff but external companies have the freedom to charge "extortionate rates."

Gail Adams from Unison blames government cuts.

She said: "Over the last four years there have been cuts in the NHS budget, and as a result of that there have been job losses, which has culminated with organisations having to use more frequently bank and agency nurses.

"Accident and emergency departments, intensive care units, operating theatres do require people with experience, and with that comes a cost, those charges that the agencies supply to the organisation tend to come at a premium."

8:01am 3rd August 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
cornwall air ambulance new

Man Airlifted To Hospital After Callington Crash

On car ended up on top of another on the A388 towards Launceston


WATCH: The Cost Of Cornwall's Potholes Is Revealed

The RAC says there were more than 400 claims last year

Most read
travis perkins

Job Losses At Building Supplies Firm With Branches Across Cornwall

We do not know which Travis Perkins sites will be affected

Debbie Holden

Amanda Holden's Sister "Critical" After Cornwall Crash

Papers say Britain's Got Talent star has rushed to the Duchy to be with her

Top articles

Pirates Welcome Ospreys In British And Irish Cup

Cornwall News: The boss says they are ready to build on last week's victory

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Three out of four Britons are 'micro-criminals' - poll

National News: A new poll suggests we are a nation of micro-criminals, with three out of four Britons admitting minor offences or "micro-crimes".

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Mulligan joins Syria 'teddy bear' protest at Downing Street

Showbiz News: Actress Carey Mulligan was among protesters who left teddy bears outside the gates of Downing Street in protest at persistent, deadly attacks on Aleppo.

One dead and three hurt in explosions in Japanese park

World News: One person has been killed and three injured by a number of almost simultaneous explosions in a park near Tokyo.

Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg to pole

Sports News: Lewis Hamilton has reignited his world championship bid by beating Nico Rosberg to pole position for the United States GP.

Soot-covered man rescued from chimney after losing his keys

Strange News: A man who locked himself out of his house had to be pulled to safety after he became stuck in his chimney trying to get back in.

Newer article

Penzance Jubilee Pool Repair Work To Start

Cornwall News: It has won a grant after being battered during the winter storms.

Older article

More People Struggling To Afford Their Home

Cornwall News: In the Southwest it has doubled in the last two years.

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training


© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.