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Redbridge NHS trust invests £3million in nursing

PUBLISHED: 10:15 13 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:15 13 May 2013

A Redbridge hospital trust has announced a £3million investment in nursing at a conference to mark International Nurses' and Midwives Day on Sunday.

A Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) spokesman said the extra funds will be invested in nursing management to give senior ward sisters more time to lead the nursing team and “ensure high quality care”.

Staffing levels will also be raised at night on wards at King George Hospital, in Barley Lane, Goodmayes and Queen’s Hospital in Romford.

Director of nursing Flo Panel-Coates said:

“Nurses at BHRUT want to provide the best possible care for our patients at all times. This extra investment into front-line nursing will help them do this.

“I’m very proud of the contribution our nurses and midwives make every day.”

To mark International Nurses’ Day on Sunday, BHRUT is holding a Nursing and Midwifery Conference with workshops and speeches were nurses, student nurses and midwives will be given awards.

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