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VUNHST launches its first-ever Nursing Strategy

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25 May 2023

Velindre University NHS Trust is proud to have launched its first-ever Nursing Strategy.

The Trust-wide Strategy has been developed in consultation with our nursing workforce and will empower our nursing workforce to lead compassionately and deliver the best care to our patients and donors.

Its three aims are:

  • Nurses will actively listen to our patients (their carers) and donors and deliver kind, safe, and effective evidence-based care.
  • Nurses will continually develop our knowledge and skills. We will promote psychological safety in our teams to create a workforce fit for the future.
  • Nurses will maximise research innovation and continual improvement opportunities.

Nicola Williams, Executive Director of Nursing, AHP's & Health Science at VUNHST, said:

“We felt that it was important to set out our vision for nursing for the Trust and where we want to see nursing in the next three years. The Nursing Standards are already very well embedded across how we work, however the Strategy goes even further to state what are our aims and how are we going to get there.”

Tina Jenkins, Head of Safeguarding & Vulnerable Groups at VUNHST, said:

“We really wanted to ensure this strategy was developed by nurses for nurses. Our nursing profession is going through a tough time, and we are committed to make Velindre University NHS Trust to be an organisation of choice.”

The Strategy was launched at a special Trust-wide Nursing Conference at the All-Nations Centre in Cardiff on International Nurses’ Day.

The event provided an opportunity for nursing staff from Welsh Blood Service, Velindre Cancer Centre and the Trust itself to celebrate past successes and get excited about future achievements.

The day included a keynote speech by Sue Tranka, the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, as well as a session on empowering nurses to lead with compassion and a workshop promoting staff psychological safety, amongst others.

This comes less than a year after the launch of the Trust Nursing Standards, which form a pivotal part of the Strategy.

These were agreed following a period of consultation across the Trust and set out the standards expected of our nursing staff.

The Trust is very proud of our nurses, both registered and unregistered, who provide the most amazing care and services to our patients and donors.

Velindre University NHS Trust, Unit 2,Charnwood Court, Parc Nantgarw, Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QZ
Tel: 029 2019 6161