HEALTH UNIONS CALL ON NORTH CUMBRIA HOSPITAL BOSSES TO QUIT
- recent reports of higher than expected death rates;
- evidence that staff morale has hit an all-time low;
- claims staff are overstretched and stressed;
- plans to cut a further £15m from operating costs;
- concerns about inadequate reporting procedures;
- claims staff are being bullied or intimidated into not formally reporting concerns about safety and quality;
- concerns about the impact of bed reductions on care.