Nurses, midwives a safe pair of hands for 13,000 babies and 1.7 million patients

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local nurses and midwives celebrated their valuable work at this year’s Nursing and Midwifery Showcase held last week.
Safe pair of hands: local nurses and midwives celebrated their valuable work at this year’s Nursing and Midwifery Showcase held last week.

More than 13,000 babies are born at local hospitals and 1.7 million patients admitted each year and nurses and midwives play a key role in providing top class health care to each of them.

That’s why the month of May several functions are held to recognise the hard work this dedicated group of staff do for our community and to say thank you.

This Friday, May 12 is International Nurses Day and it will put an exclamation mark on events to the 2017 events in the South West Sydney Health District.

Last week, the popular Nursing and Midwifery Showcase and It was followed by the International Day of the Midwife on May 5.

Nurses and Midwives showcased their remarkable projects and were able to highlight the outstanding contribution they make to health care in South West Sydney.

But there was also serious business at the Showcase this year, with the director of nursing and midwifery services, Ms Sonia Marshall, launching the nursing and midwifery strategic priorities for 2017-2020.

“This plan focuses on ensuring safe, high quality care is delivered through driving a strong commitment to patient safety,” Ms Marshall said.

“It also provides a framework to support staff through implementing a range of professional development, education and research opportunities.

“We have over 6,000 nurses and midwives and they play an important role in delivering the very best care to our patients.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“They are kept extra busy supporting the 13,000 births that occur at our hospitals and more than 1.7 million patients that come through our doors every year.[/social_quote]

“There are a number of events being held at all hospitals throughout the district to celebrate nurses’ and midwives’ valuable contribution to health care.

“The staff are committed to providing excellent care and this is one day where we acknowledge and celebrate that commitment,” she said.

“The day gives this valued part of our workforce the opportunity to reflect on their achievements and feel proud to contribute to such a highly valued and respected profession.”

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Nurses and midwives play a key role in the provision of health care for 13,000 babies born each year and the 1.7 million patients.



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