22 August 2019

The specialist panel met on Wednesday 7 August 2019. It was agreed that the Medical Ward will be staffed to a maximum of 30 beds. A memo has been circulated to that effect. The business case relating to additional ward aide hours is to be finalised and the vacant Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) hours are to be filled as soon as possible. A review of clinical coding and DRGs will be completed and education will be provided. A roster audit will be conducted.

The management team is willing to consider the use of a Clinical Coach role, Assistants in Nursing (ANUM), and allocating an orderly on the ward. A further meeting with members will be scheduled to evaluate progress. If you work in this area of the Mersey Community Hospital, please keep an eye on your email for further updates.