Hospital bosses welcome nursing strategy

first_imgNumbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Facebook Linkedin University Hospital Limerick Christmas Gift appeal for children in Direct Provision Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group NewsHospital bosses welcome nursing strategyBy Bernie English – February 5, 2016 700 Twitter Print WhatsApp THE UL Hospitals Group has welcomed this week’s launch of the interim report of the taskforce on staffing and skill mix for nursing.  The purpose is to improve patient safety and patient experience by ensuring medical and surgical wards in hospitals have the right number of nurses and midwives with the right mix of skills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In the context of an ongoing shortage of nurses and midwives, this new approach should also help Irish hospitals recruit and retain more of these highly skilled professionals.  UL Hospitals Group director of nursing and midwifery Margaret Gleeson was one of 17 members of the Steering Group which produced the interim report and which continues to work on a national framework for nursing staffing and skill mix on general and specialist medical and surgical wards.“The aim is to move away from the historic approach of staffing our wards based on size. The new approach will ensure that the number of nurses and midwives on duty reflects the activity on the ward and the acuity and dependency levels of patients being cared for.“This will result in better outcomes for patients and will also improve the working environment for our staff,” Ms Gleeson said.“It is hoped that nurses and midwives themselves will have a more stable working environment and that they will be encouraged to stay in our hospitals at a time when they are very much in demand all around the world. It is further hoped that this new approach will reduce our reliance on agency staffing.“Most importantly, patients will benefit if we can retain more of our highly skilled and experienced nurses and midwives”, she explained. center_img 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Previous articleUCH to screen Bowie’s Labyrinth in aid of Cancer FoundationNext articleMary’s story of 5B “hell” prompts change Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL TAGSnursingnursing strategyuniversity hospital limerick Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Emaillast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *