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Understaffed hospitals need more resources; Letters.

MY feelings concerning the NHS at University Hospital, Walsgrave: In 2012 my husband was admitted to the hospital following a heart attack. How it has changed over the last few years.

On his latest visit he was admitted to Ward 12 a week ago. I asked a nurse a few questions but she could not answer them, she just shrugged her shoulders and shook her head which made me very angry. But you can't blame the staff, as such, because on that ward as I was told there was 22 patients and only seven nurses.

We all know that the staff are under that much pressure due to understaffing and working too many hours. What is the government thinking of? If they paid the nurses a decent wage and stopped closing hospitals down the staff would be able to cope better.

Hospitals can't cope with the amount of people in their areas. The government says saving money is more important than people's lives. If MPs worked in hospitals instead of sitting in parliament falling asleep and just nodding, perhaps they would know how hard nurses and doctors worked and realise how understaffed hospitals are.

Shame on the government, I wonder how many people feel the same.

Name and address withheld.

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Oct 16, 2014
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