I had not been feeling well on the Thursday, the eve of Good Friday. Thanks to help and support from my colleagues (especially SEN M, SN O, SN L and SSN R), I survived my double shift on Thursday.
On the morning of Good Friday, the ward manager cancelled my afternoon shift due to low patient census. I was glad to take a break.
Saturday and Easter Sunday were happy working days. Thanks to the Good Friday and Easter festive season, the patient census remained low. Each team had a load of 4-7 patients. It puts the staff in a good mood, and resulting in a cordial working environment where staff were supporting each other. From the customers' perspective, they get better treatment and service.
It leads me to think, the first and major factor towards improving nurses' professional image would be to improve the staff-patient ratio.
p.s. This is my 100th blog entry. A milestone on my internet journal journey.
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