During your stay you will be allocated a named nurse who will be responsible for working with you and planning and evaluating your care. Your named nurse will work closely with you and will be in charge of your everyday care. Your nurse will try to develop a good relationship with you and will encourage you to participate in your care. This is very important as it will help to ensure that you understand and are involved in all decisions and subsequent discharge planning. If your named nurse is off duty you can speak to any member of the nursing staff team.
There is always a nurse in charge on each ward on every shift. The name of the nurse in charge will be displayed on the ward.
The role of your named nurse
Your named nurse will:
- Work within his or her professional body’s code of practice
- Carry out assessments with you
- Plan and evaluate your plan of care with you
- Liaise with other professionals involved in your care ensuring there are common goals and that effective communication is maintained
- Ensure that formal review occurs within the multi-disciplinary framework
- Ensure the accurate, regular and comprehensive updating of your records
- Act as an identified point of contact for you and your carer within the team
- Work with you and others on planning your discharge.