Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s Chief Nurse, Susan Aitkenhead helped celebrate International Nurses Day with the trust’s nurses at the launch of the trust’s Nursing and Midwifery Strategy for 2013-2016 at East Surrey Hospital.
Titled ‘Your Care First: Our commitment to safety, quality and compassion’, the strategy will play a key role in shaping nursing and midwifery practice over the next three years, enabling staff to continue to deliver world-class patient care. It is the culmination of the hard work of many nurses and midwives across the trust over the last three months and is underpinned by three key objectives:
- Providing safe and effective patient care.
- Developing skills, behaviours and competence to deliver quality nursing and midwifery care.
- Building up the potential of our nursing and midwifery workforce.
Chief Nurse, Susan Aitkenhead said: “At the centre of our strategy is the staff commitment to our patients, their families and carers that we deliver quality care with compassion in which our patients can always have confidence”. She added: “This strategy sets out clearly how we will take our practice to the next level and demonstrate the huge positive difference we can make to patient outcomes, care and experience.”Nursing and Midwifery Strategy 2013-2016