Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
The Real Cost Of Hospital Staff
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 StoryTweet
BREAKING: One Treated After Bodmin Crash
Cornwall News: Firefighters had reports of a person trapped
Razzies announced: Which film was the year's worst?
Showbiz News: A film criticising Hillary Clinton and superhero ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were tied for the most Razzie awards this year.
One killed as man drives car into crowd in Germany
World News: One person has died after a man drove a car into people in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg.
Claudio Ranieri bids final farewell to Leicester staff and players
Sports News: Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has left the club's training ground for the last time after saying goodbye to players and staff.
Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive
Strange News: Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study.