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New hospital praised by RCN president

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The president of the Royal College of Nursing has said she is “fantastically impressed” with the new Redcar Primary Care Hospital following a tour of the £37 million facility.

Maura Buchanan praised the single en-suite rooms on the Zetland Ward. They comply with NHS objectives of ensuring good standards of privacy and dignity in safe facilities and achieving the Patient’s Charter for segregated washing and toilet facilities.

Ms Buchanan said: “The hospital is really centred in the community. It’s what patients have the right to be able to access - good, high-quality services in nice buildings that they don’t have to travel miles to.”

She said: “This is important to all health care. For the Royal College of Nursing, patient dignity is at the heart of everything we do. There’s certainly the basis for that in everything the hospital does.”

“There’s a buzz about the place and you can see the staff are highly delighted with their new hospital. I suspect the hospital will have no trouble attracting and keeping staff,” she told the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette.

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