Warrington and Halton Hospitals

New look for senior nurses

Karen Dawber (back) and the associate directors of nursing.Senior nursing staff at Warrington and Halton Hospitals have taken a step back in time and are wearing traditional uniforms again as part of a new nursing leadership strategy at the trust.

The 1950s-look blue dresses, complete with white cuffs, have so far had the thumbs up from patients with a massive number of positive comments about how professional staff look.

The uniforms complement a nursing strategy that puts quality, safety and the patient experience at the forefront of everything that nurses do at the trust. Leadership plays a key role in the strategy, alongside demonstrating the highest professional standards.

Karen Dawber, director of nursing at the hospitals said:

“We believe that if we want high professional standards to be modeled across the trust we must start from the very top and look professional like senior nurses are remembered as looking. We are revitalising the nursing agenda to ensure the patient is at the heart of everything we do and that everything we do is of a first class standard.

“We feel privileged and proud to be nurses at Warrington and Halton Hospitals and the reception from staff, patients and public has been amazing.”

For further media information on this story simply email communications@whh.nhs.uk

Published: 20/11/2013

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