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Politically correct, again.

The job of the nurse used to one of caring for the sick and needy. But not – it would seem – in today’s politically-correct Britain. Now, nurses are being encouraged to spend valuable time turning around the beds of Muslim patients up to five times a day – so they can face Mecca.I was absolutely amazed when I read this story.

I wonder when the beds in the cell block will get turned around.


12 Responses

  1. Careful or you will have some nutter put out a contract on you.
    If people have such ridiculous needs then they should do it themselves, go private or go to a country that practice this activity.
    There, I expect my life to be threatened too now.

  2. Question 1 – is that head or feet first?

    Question 2 – the Mail refers to the extra work Nurses have to do when the patients leave “to turn the beds back around to return the wards to normality.” Normality – can they say that?

  3. You could of course cite this as another example of Government spin.

    I’ll get my hiviz……..

  4. Good reason to encourage a family advocate – they can do it. Nurse’s are not slaves.

  5. I meant to type nurses. Think I’m losing my compassion on this one.

  6. That is disgusting. As Chrysalis Angel says nurses are not slaves and it must be very heavy work.

  7. I’ve heard that they are supposed to be buying new fleets of ambulances to cater for patients who are up to 50 stones in weight. If any qualify for the east facing beds that should be hard enough work for a ward full of nursey bed turners………….bad backs on stand-by. I suppose that H & S stormtroopers will have the nurses getting some extra ‘lifting’ awareness training.

  8. I was just wondering which way their teddy bears should face…

  9. I assume they’ve all completed the mandatory NHS Moving and Handling course !!! Mine essentially involved practicing the correct way to pick up a small, empty cardboard box from the middle of the room. Yes WEB H&S here we come…

    “I wonder when the beds in the cell block will get turned around.”…Oh, they will, guaranteed

  10. Jesus Christ. Is this outrageous? When one is in hospital that is it…. Prayer is person thing. Requests need to be practical and achievable. This is neither.

    I can pray from anywhere. The bosses who have no training are feeling good but the nurse that hurts their back won’t be. They will curse Islam.

  11. This has already happenned in one of our nicks. Certain cells “face” towards Mecca and are designated as such.

  12. “I was just wondering which way their teddy bears should face…” I have an idea….(chuckles) Feeling mischievous, couldn’t resist. 🙂

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