I see it as very simple – the people who design and build these hospitals and run the health service will never be held accountable. Nobody will be fired. That’s the basic problem with the health service. I also suspect there are contracts for the boys involved as well – and the health workers on the coalface get the brunt of it.

I do feel the nurses need a PR company – they should strike on these issues rather than pay and reduced hours. If the working environment was better then maybe they would cope better with current hours and the public and media would be more supportive.