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RCN chief visits modernisation hospital

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Dr Peter Carter has visited King’s Mill Hospital to meet nurses during the hospital’s modernisation programme.

Dr Carter, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, met with a number of senior and specialist nurses, nurse educators and ward leaders and also visited one of the hospital’s new wards.

John Browne, deputy nurse director for Sherwood Forest Hospitals foundation trust, said “Dr Carter emphasised that he ‘liked the feel of the hospital’ and was impressed by ‘the fusion of traditional nursing values with the use of technology to enhance the care for patients’.

“He was particularly taken by the ‘Vocera Badge’, a device worn by nurses and doctors which allows direct communications between professionals and departments and increases the time spent on direct patient care.”

Dr Carter said: “The coming couple of years will be one of progress for King’s Mill - with the finalisation of the Modernisation of Acute Services project - and I hope to come back to the hospital for another visit once the re-build is complete.”

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