Category : NHS

Senior nurse wins RCNi Nurse Award for work with Children

Drew McDonald, senior staff nurse at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital emergency department, has won an RCNi Nurse Award for his development of a tool for identifying sepsis in children. One in five patients with severe sepsis admitted to paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) die and Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH) emergency department (ED) senior staff nurse Drew McDonald was concerned that this could happen in his workplace. He therefore developed a clear and easy-to-use sepsis recognition tool for nursing staff to refer to during triage. The tool, which takes 20 seconds to complete, integrates Sepsis 6 into ED practice. It was implemented successfully at RACH. His leadership and commitment saw him announced winner of the child health category of the RCNi Nurse Awards, the profession’s top accolade.

Nurses grant dying man final wish – a cigarette and glass of wine

A man has been granted his dying wish of a cigarette and a glass of white wine by staff at a hospital in Denmark. According to a post on the hospital’s Facebook page, Carsten Flemming Hansen, 75, was found to be terminally ill after he was admitted to hospital.

Nursing bears brunt of NHS clampdown on agency spending

The majority of savings made by the NHS so far on agency staff have come from nursing, according to regulators, who admit that more needs to be done to curb spending on locum doctors. NHS Improvement said trusts had made progress in reducing agency spend from £3.7bn in 2015-16 to roughly £3bn this financial year.

Well Done Grantham Hospital!

Staff from A&E, the wards and administration at Grantham Hospital are among the 44 individuals and teams who have been put forward for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff awards 2017. The shortlisted individuals and teams have been invited to the awards ceremony on May 4th at the Lincolnshire Showground

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