HEALTH bosses at Stafford Hospital are set to host a national event to share the experiences of the troubled trust and detail its drive to improvement.
Ambitious for Quality: Mid Staffs drive towards excellence, is scheduled to take place at the Park Conference Centre in London on Friday, February 8 and repeated in Stafford on February 12.
The one-day seminar is aimed at showing how improvements made at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust following the failures in patient care between 2005 and 2006 which led to hundreds of avoidable deaths, could be shared through the wider NHS.
Clinical teams, members of the executive board and other staff from the hospital will present various issues that arose at the hospital during that time and discuss changes implemented to put things right.
Chief executive Lyn Hill-Tout said she hoped the event would provide a learning platform for all involved with delegates encouraged to share ideas, expertise and experiences that could help future improvements at the trust.
“We are looking forward not only to sharing our experiences, but learning from the work of others to enable us to further improve the care we provide to our patients,” she said. “We hope our work and experiences can play a part in leading a positive change throughout the NHS.”
She said a lot of work had been undertaken at the trust over the last few years to improve patient care including increased nursing staff levels and ‘comfort rounds’, where nurses check patients every two hours in the afternoon, evening and throughout the night asking if they are comfortable, if they need pain relief, a drink, something to eat or assistance to go to the toilet.