The Department is led by the Director of Nursing, AHPs & Quality and endeavors to provide efficient and effective quality nursing care to patients/residents and their families in line with the ethos and mission statement of the Hospice.
We embrace continuous quality improvement and the management of change, necessary to achieve our organisational objectives. The Department of Nursing is responsible for developing policy/guidelines in accordance with best practice in partnership with our multidisciplinary colleagues.
Our service is patient focused with an emphasis on providing a clean environment of care, ensuring best practice and improving clinical care standards while treating patients/residents with dignity and respect.
The department aims to enhance and develop nursing practices with the aim of providing a quality service. We promote/facilitate optimum learning environments for all our nurses recognising the increasing specialisation and complexity of the chronic disease model. We seek to empower our nurses to lead innovate and develop change where this will improve the quality, timeliness and safety of patient care.
To achieve this we have a central department of senior nurses who oversee quality and practice. The team focuses on infection control, haemovigilance, tissue viability, practice development and quality standards.
The site management team of nurses also operate out of the central department to oversee day to day running of nursing and safety issues. All of this is supported by the risk and health records department who work as part of the team.