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Forum: Advice 11-09-2014, 18:52
Replies: 37
Views: 4,669
Posted By MarellaK
This is true. Look at NMC Hearings and you will...

This is true. Look at NMC Hearings and you will see that a lot of the reasons why nurses are struck off are related to conduct outside of work, whether this be something like theft, violent...
Forum: Politics 10-09-2014, 23:03
Replies: 52
Views: 749
Posted By MarellaK
No. I currently work as an ITU nurse in one of...

No. I currently work as an ITU nurse in one of the designated 'super' hospitals which recently received a fairly negative CQC review, partly due to lack of staff and high bed occupancy. We're not, in...
Forum: Politics 10-09-2014, 20:21
Replies: 52
Views: 749
Posted By MarellaK
Indeed, I've escorted patients on ambulance...

Indeed, I've escorted patients on ambulance journeys between 2 neighbouring west London hospitals and have been away for 2-3 hours. The ambulance may blue light us to the hospital (even then, has to...
Forum: Politics 10-09-2014, 20:07
Replies: 52
Views: 749
Posted By MarellaK
Not to mention the fact that, although the A&Es...

Not to mention the fact that, although the A&Es may be bigger, not enough extra beds are being created to accommodate the extra hospital admissions. It's madness to close these units at the onset of...
Forum: Pets 10-09-2014, 17:19
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By MarellaK
I agree with the above poster about separation...

I agree with the above poster about separation anxiety/stress. My Bernard and late Tabitha were never soul-mates but he looked for her for quite a few weeks after she died. He didn't do the howling...
Forum: Pets 07-09-2014, 23:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,126
Posted By MarellaK
My cat was ill and off his food a few weeks ago....

My cat was ill and off his food a few weeks ago. When he vomited and then had not eaten for 24 hours I brought him to the vet where they ran some bloods which showed he was mildly dehydrated. The vet...
Forum: Pets 05-09-2014, 10:59
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By MarellaK
Yes, I know what you mean about raising the cat's...

Yes, I know what you mean about raising the cat's expectations that it's going home. My vet advised me to visit my Bernard recently to show him he wasn't ''forgotten'' about but, after my visit, he...
Forum: Pets 04-09-2014, 22:37
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By MarellaK
It's been an interesting and informative thread....

It's been an interesting and informative thread. I hope Ruby continues to progress well - have you been to see her Emzie? I never know whether it's better for cat patients to receive visits or not...
Forum: Pets 03-09-2014, 22:51
Replies: 23
Views: 1,233
Posted By MarellaK
Just want to add my best wishes for Ruby's...

Just want to add my best wishes for Ruby's recovery. I remember when you started the photograph thread and I admired all the pictures.

Cats generally make quite quick recoveries after major surgery...
Forum: Advice 03-09-2014, 14:27
Replies: 21
Views: 1,387
Posted By MarellaK
I must admit that I've had a lot of issues with...

I must admit that I've had a lot of issues with my decking. I had no idea how hard it was to keep it looking as good as it did when it was first laid, 3 years ago. The first spring after it was laid,...
Forum: Pets 31-08-2014, 17:58
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By MarellaK
My vets agreed to come to my home to euthanise my...

My vets agreed to come to my home to euthanise my late Tabitha but they needed 24 hours notice and, at that time, near the end, I was taking one day at a time and I cancelled twice. When it came to...
Forum: Pets 31-08-2014, 14:40
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By MarellaK
Insurance companies need to make money so I doubt...

Insurance companies need to make money so I doubt you'll have much luck. All premiums rise as pets age as they present much greater risks of illness and a new insurer would hardly give you cheaper...
Forum: General Discussion 24-08-2014, 23:08
Replies: 92
Views: 2,972
Posted By MarellaK
It strikes me as odd. London is a heavily...

It strikes me as odd. London is a heavily congested city, easy to transmit infections, and I also don't believe patients should be brought to a public NHS hospital. However, the Royal Free seems to...
Forum: General Discussion 22-08-2014, 23:37
Replies: 64
Views: 2,861
Posted By MarellaK
I work 12 -13 hour shifts too and have had cats...

I work 12 -13 hour shifts too and have had cats for the past 19 years. Cats sleep a lot and mine have a cat flap so they're not too dependent on me being at home. When I do have a stretch at home...
Forum: Big Brother 09-08-2014, 10:58
Replies: 123
Views: 6,000
Posted By MarellaK
There's probably more Irish people (or 2nd...

There's probably more Irish people (or 2nd generation Irish) living in the UK than in Ireland itself. I'm one of those and I want one of the Irish contestants to win - but not because they're Irish...
Forum: Big Brother 08-08-2014, 18:32
Replies: 72
Views: 3,713
Posted By MarellaK
The only link that opens for me shows that...

The only link that opens for me shows that Winston is the least likely to go in both evictions tonight? His odds may be shortening but he's still classed as the least likely to go so voting for him...
Forum: Politics 25-07-2014, 11:00
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By MarellaK
I've just come back to this thread. The last...

I've just come back to this thread. The last Labour government did introduce pay curbs but this still amounted to around 1% per year for the last 3 years they were in power and the pay rise was...
Forum: Politics 22-07-2014, 20:54
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By MarellaK
I'm with the RCN and have heard nothing yet. As...

I'm with the RCN and have heard nothing yet. As far as I know, from what was discussed at this year's conference, the RCN does not favour strike action at this present time.

However, despite the...
Forum: Big Brother 21-07-2014, 16:13
Replies: 70
Views: 7,053
Posted By MarellaK
You could both be right. The Hospital Admissions...

You could both be right. The Hospital Admissions Office in most UK hospitals mainly deals with elective or booked admissions. Emergency admissions come through emergency areas such as A&E and AAU. I...
Forum: Advice 14-07-2014, 20:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By MarellaK
When I got my first cat I needed to take an...

When I got my first cat I needed to take an ant-histamine daily (clarityn) for about 2 years until I realised I had developed an immunity to her and didn't require further medication. I noticed my...
Forum: Pets 06-07-2014, 22:31
Replies: 11
Views: 1,450
Posted By MarellaK
I've left my present, and previous, cats at home...

I've left my present, and previous, cats at home alone for a night away with no problems at all. Like you, they've always been used to me working long hours, from 7am when I leave the house, until...
Forum: Politics 02-07-2014, 01:12
Replies: 78
Views: 2,260
Posted By MarellaK
I'm a nurse, currently in Intensive Care, and I...

I'm a nurse, currently in Intensive Care, and I agree with WinterLily that the amount of paperwork, form filling and audit collection has risen to ridiculous levels, most of it arising within the...
Forum: Pets 23-06-2014, 14:58
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By MarellaK
So you're at home all day every day :confused:...

So you're at home all day every day :confused: What if they go and lie on a carpet or rug or another armchair and the flea bounces off to lay eggs and then bounces back again before the cats go...
Forum: Pets 23-06-2014, 11:28
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By MarellaK
We all take some degrees of risk with our cats...

We all take some degrees of risk with our cats but flea prevention is so easy and straightforward (if a little costly) - if you can get the cat to stay still for a few seconds while applying!

One...
Forum: Pets 23-06-2014, 10:00
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By MarellaK
But advocate and other spot-ons prevent flea...

But advocate and other spot-ons prevent flea infestation, killing the fleas as soon as they hop on to the cat, and hence should be used monthly because it's much better to prevent fleas than to have...
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