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More nurses placed at Stafford Hospital

30th April 2009

Health secretary Alan Johnson has said the recommendation to place additional nurses to Stafford Hospital is to support the rest of the employees there.

The extra staff are being introduced on the advice of chief nursing officer Dame Christine Beasley, which came in response to Mr Johnson’s response to recent reports into the standard of care at the Trust.

It is hoped the extra nurses will help to boost the frontline staff, while improving patient care.

Mr Johnson commented: “I have been assured that there have been significant improvements at Stafford Hospital, but it is clear there is still more to do.

“The recommendations in these reports and the measures I have announced today will support the staff at Stafford Hospital who are working hard to ensure that care continues to improve.”

In other news, health minister Ann Keen chaired the first meeting of the Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery earlier this week.

She explained the roles of these positions will change in the coming months and years.

Nurses and midwifes will gain more responsibility and will be able to prescribe drugs, refer patients and deliver community services.

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