‘CARING With Pride’ is the theme behind the new nursing and midwifery strategy launched at Bridlington Hospital.
Over 90 nurses and midwives attended the launch sessions at Bridlington and Scarborough Hospitals to hear the health trust’s ambition for nursing and midwifery over the next year.
As well as the ‘Caring With Pride’ pledge, the strategy sets out a longer term ambition for nursing and midwifery as the Scarborough trust moves forward with York health trust to provide care as a single organisation.
Nicki McNaney, director of nursing, chaired the launch sessions which were also attended by the head of midwifery, matrons and Libby McManus, Chief Nurse at York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.
Nicki said: “I am delighted to be able to launch the Nursing and Midwifery Strategy for 2011/12 during my first month in post.
“The fact that I am able to do this is testament to the nursing and midwifery leaders who have articulated the ambition, direction and key deliverables set out in this strategy.
“I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the achievements of nurses and midwives in improving the safety and quality of care for our patients and their families during the last 12 months.
“Learning and building on our successes will be key in delivering the improvements set out in this strategy over the coming year.
“This strategy sets out the priorities for nursing and midwifery against our organisational values of patient safety, patient satisfaction, team work, honesty and open communication. As an organisation we have committed to the vision of ‘Caring With Pride’.
“In setting out this strategy we want to ensure that every nurse and midwife can do this.”