National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery: quarterly review: Winter 2007: issue 28.
|dc.contributor.author||National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery|
|dc.description||The National Council’s seventh annual conference was attended this year by over 1,000 nurses and midwives. An account of the contents of the conference is contained in this NCNM Quarterly Review and copies of speakers’ presentations and poster abstracts are available on our website at www.ncnm.ie. The annual conference has become one of the most important events of the year for nurses and midwives – affording as many as possible the opportunity to come together to discuss issues of central importance to the development of the profession. Entitled Team-Working to Support Excellence in Patient Care, this year’s conference was addressed by the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney, TD, and the Chief Executive of the Health Service Executive, Professor Brendan Drumm. In this edition of the Review, we continue our analysis and summary of the main features of the HSE’s Transformation Programme, focusing on this occasion on the question of bed capacity in acute hospitals. The Review considers the results of a study of bed use in acute hospitals with emergency departments that was carried our between November 2006 and February 2007 and published in May 2007. The study has implications for nursing and midwifery practice and role development, as the stated aim of the Transformation Programme is an increased emphasis on community care and more appropriate use of acute hospital beds. The Review also contains our usual reports on the work of the||en_GB|
|dc.publisher||National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery||en_GB|
|dc.title||National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery: quarterly review: Winter 2007: issue 28.||en_GB|