A Workplace Representative working at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) Medical Ward contacted ANMF to report the impact on patients and staff of heatwaves during the warmer weather.
In response the manager reports that the purchase of air conditioning units has been approved and the units have been ordered.
ANMF will check progress on this issue at the next Joint Consultative Committee.
Workplace Representatives working at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) Medical Ward also contacted ANMF for assistance with a proposal to open an additional 4 beds and the impact on Nursing Hours per Patient Day (NHpPD) staffing levels.
ANMF has advised the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) of these concerns and has requested a meeting with the Director of Nursing (DON).