Matron Marjorie Small is an oncology matron across Heartlands Hospital, in Bordesley Green, and Good Hope Hospital, in Sutton Coldfield, and expressed fear for the quality of future NHS care after cuts were announced.
The grandmother-of-two, from Hockley, said: “I am really concerned and it has come as a bit of a shock.
“We are not able to provide all the aspects of care we need at the moment, so what will this mean for the quality of care in the future?
“I am also worried that hospitals could make cuts to nurses and doctors, which will have a big impact on my own job and the care of patients as they are frontline staff giving treatment.”
Mrs Small added that the increase on fuel was a further worry in her daily life.“The cost of petrol will have a real impact on my job as a senior nurse with responsibilities, I often have to work across the two sites and drive there,” said Mrs Small.
“If my work allowance or wage is not changing but the price of petrol is, I will feel that as they are more than seven miles apart and I also have to drive into work every day.”
Mrs Small was not bothered by the increase in alcohol tax.