NSLHD News Feb 25

A handful of the nurses and midwives starting their career in 2022

2022’ s FIRST INTAKE OF NEW GRAD NURSES, midwives JOIN NSLHD The first intake of the 2022 cohort of graduate nurses set them up for success into their future career.

hospitals and health facilities this year in a major boost for the NSW Health system. NSLHD Director of Nursing and Midwifery Claire Harris said it is great to have the new graduates on board. “It is an exciting time for our newest nurses and midwives as they embark on their careers,” she said. “While these graduates join us after a challenging two years due to the pandemic, I know the skills and experience they will gain will

have joined the ranks at hospitals across Northern Sydney Local Health District. This week 35 nurses and seven midwives started their roles at Royal North Shore, Hornsby, Ryde and Mona Vale hospitals. A further 168 nurses and midwives will start at the district over the coming months. They join more than 2,800 graduate nurses and midwives across the state who will work in public

“They will join the ranks of our frontline health workers who have been working tirelessly to care for people and keep them safe throughout the pandemic.” Throughout their first year, graduates are provided with opportunities in a variety of clinical settings to ensure they gain a range of experience and consolidate skills and knowledge developed whilst at university.

Carer Support Service: Taking action for 2022 accreditation The carer support service is on a mission to ensure staff across the district are following the local processes for identifying carers, using the care and communication cues form to support patients understanding and action on carer identification and related support processes. After initial spot audits, feedback will be given to implementing the Carer Support Framework. “The assistance and participation from staff is appreciated, especially during this busy period,” she said.

wards on performance in preparation for site accreditation.

with cognitive impairment, and utilising the ‘Carers @ the Bedside’ initiative. Over the coming weeks, carer support officers will be visiting wards across Royal North Shore, Hornsby and Ryde hospitals and undertaking audits, working to support the accreditation process, to determine the

“Together, we are creating an environment that recognises, respects and values carers as partners in care.” If staff would like to know more about the process visit the Carer Support intranet site, or contact the team on 9462 9488 or email NSLHD- Carers@health.nsw.gov.au.

All wards are now equipped with key resources to help staff engage with and support carers. Manager, Carer Support Service, Barbara Lewis said every ward will play a key part in helping the service better understand gaps in knowledge and barriers to



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