Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Care Campaign Launched at Hospital

news-health.jpg
Submit this page to redditDelicious

8:01am 4th June 2012

Patients praise the nurses at the centre of a campaign to boost basic care at Cornwall's biggest hospitals.

It is focusing on everything from pain relief and nutrition, to dignity:

"I think the nurses, individually or as a group, are brilliant. I don't see any problem with it and I've never seen anybody not having dignity. And why shouldn't they? Especially as they get older".

Patients like Derek Smith from Budock Water near Falmouth, who spends long stretches in Treliske because of breathing problems, are being urged to challenge their care.

He has needed help with going to the toilet: "Firstly it makes you feel like you're not as bad as you thought you were because you're capable now of doing that. It give you confidence which is down to the nurse again. And if you ask them for job satisfaction, every one of them would say, nothing better".

The campaign C.A.R.E is being launched by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals' Trust and the Patients' Association.

It will target the following areas:

C - Communicating with compassion.
A - Assist with toileting, ensuring dignity.
R - Relieve pain effectively.
E - Encourage adequate nutrition.

We are being encouraged to apply to be patient ambassadors, who will help review the quality of care.

8:01am 4th June 2012

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
police tape 3

Crash near Truro leaves woman in hospital

Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening

a39 widemouth crash

Woman airlifted to hospital after A39 crash

A car flipped over near Bude in the morning rush hour

Most read
coach stuck in st ives 5

PHOTOS: Coach gets stuck on narrow Cornish lane

And it isn't the first time it has happened...

basking shark

WATCH: Basking shark washes up in Cornwall

And officials say they can't work out why

Top articles

BREAKING: Man falls into mud as tide comes in

Cornwall News: He had to be rescued from a river in Truro

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Scan showing brain age can predict early death, study finds

National News: Neuroscientists say they can predict whether or not someone will die young simply by scanning their brains.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Silence Of The Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies aged 73

Showbiz News: Film director Jonathan Demme has died aged 73, his publicist has confirmed.

Trump is 'milking the North Korea crisis for all it is worth'

World News: Donald Trump seems to have recognised North Korea as a defining issue of his presidency.

Maria Sharapova wins first match after return to tennis from doping ban

Sports News: Former world number one Maria Sharapova has won her first match after returning to tennis following a doping ban.

'Muddy' men's jeans on sale for £330 at Nordstrom in US

Strange News: US clothing chain Nordstrom has launched a line of 'dirty' jeans which come with a 'crackled, caked-on muddy coating'.

Newer article

Website to Tackle Crime in Cornwall

Cornwall News: New website will bring locals together to tackle problems in communities

Older article

Bunting Battle - Cornwall v Devon

Cornwall News: Towns in Cornwall and Devon are vying to win a world record during the jubilee break

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.