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What's happened to having fun? NHS refuses donation!

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I'm not a nurse (didn't really need saying did it!) but I have heard that nurses in general absolutely detest that sexy nurse image of the Carry Ons and one nursing magazine cover (had a look, can't find it) featured the Nurse Babs of the Carry Ons being thrown in the bin.

I think it's just a bit of fun but I'm not a nurse (as I noted above, do keep up) and they were asked not to do it and told in advance that their donation would not be accepted.

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52 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

I'm not a nurse (didn't really need saying did it!) but I have heard that nurses in general absolutely detest that sexy nurse image of the Carry Ons and one nursing magazine cover (had a look, can't find it) featured the Nurse Babs of the Carry Ons being thrown in the bin.

I think it's just a bit of fun but I'm not a nurse (as I noted above, do keep up) and they were asked not to do it and told in advance that their donation would not be accepted.

The main nursing magazine Nursing Times exists purely to push the agenda of those who want to run things and to allow poorly researched articles to be published (99% have no original research in them and are rehashes of other peoples work).  I would imagine that the staff of the magazine are the ones who claim nurses find this sort of behaviour offensive.  All the nurses I know including my wife and sister in law would just have a laugh!

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8 minutes ago, sukuinage said:

The main nursing magazine Nursing Times exists purely to push the agenda of those who want to run things and to allow poorly researched articles to be published (99% have no original research in them and are rehashes of other peoples work).  I would imagine that the staff of the magazine are the ones who claim nurses find this sort of behaviour offensive.  All the nurses I know including my wife and sister in law would just have a laugh!

I stand corrected!

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57 minutes ago, dgul said:

This is a parody of the sexualised image of nurses, not actually treating nurses in a sexualised way.  Sounds like they've had a sense of humour failure.

Anyway, I really don't know about donating money to government institutions.  I know they go on about how poor they are, but if government wanted to give them more money (on my behalf) they could just print some more up.  Also, because of their huge budgets poxy donations of a mere £2.5 will get lost in the vastness of it all.

Perhaps it would be better to donate to a local medical-like charity that doesn't have access to funds on tap, and which might spend the money more wisely.

[I've said it before, but it is like we're living in a world which still has the stigma of the 70s on it, but which has moved on without the social system knowing about it.  Eg, pensioners get concessions (en masse), yet they're the wealthiest demographic; students have to pay out vast sums for their education, yet employment opportunities aren't that good for the young, etc, etc]

 

Good post

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Locals raised £2,500 for Ludlow Hospital, but administrators with the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust turned down the money saying the fundraisers' dress was "highly-sexualised" and "demeaning".

Maybe they're getting a bit sensitive about stuff like gender self identification and trans and stuff.  

Attributing the words "highly-sexualised" and "demeaning" to the fund raising lark and refusing the donation is how 1984ish and living in fear everything in the UK has become.  

No fun UK - or if there's "fun" then it's got to be official and monetised and financialised to death and scrutinised relentlessly under CCTV.

Maybe it's for the best - the money would just end up with the banks.  Why bother.

Edited by twocents

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2 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

I'm not a nurse (didn't really need saying did it!) but I have heard that nurses in general absolutely detest that sexy nurse image of the Carry Ons and one nursing magazine cover (had a look, can't find it) featured the Nurse Babs of the Carry Ons being thrown in the bin.

I think it's just a bit of fun but I'm not a nurse (as I noted above, do keep up) and they were asked not to do it and told in advance that their donation would not be accepted.

Maybe that's just what they have to pretend ;) for peace and quiet.  Some will mean it of course.

I imagine the nursing magazine has its political correctness to protect and can't be seen to have a laugh at such matters.  It probably gets public funding.

Edited by twocents

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