Thursday, 7 April 2011

Administrators take over the asylum

I went to visit one of the low level administrators in my trust today. For reasons that are not entirely clear to me she has swipe card access to all clinical areas of the trust including secure units and happily uses it to turn up at inopportune times to bother people (much to the chagrin of the nurses).

I went to visit her today for a dull administrative reason, turns out trust policy states that doctors aren't allowed access to the administration corridor - we have to ring the person we're visiting and have them let us in.

Somehow I'm trusted with access to all clinical areas in the local general medical trust (who I don't even work for) such that I could just stroll into the ITU or paediatric ward, yet my own trust won't even let me in to see the woman who arranges leave. They truly have taken over the asylum.