Nurses are prepared to consider striking as hospital board faces vote of no confidence

Cornish Guardian, April 15, 2011 Unions have warned that senior nurses and midwives facing downgrading at a Cornish hospital – which is engaged in a £19 million cost-cutting drive – would consider strike action as well as an unprecedented vote of no confidence in management. Dozens of nurses at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT) are having their roles reassessed, but union leaders say strict procedures have been cast aside and morale has plummeted to rock bottom. Trust managers have insisted they have followed guidelines and the changes are about simplifying structures rather than saving money. ... Nurses