with great thanks to Con Gillespie lead nurse consultant nhsgg&c for setting up and inviting me to speak to lead nurses, acute services Victoria Royal Infirmary Tuesday June 11th
I have been working closely with con on a few talks lately and will be helping over the next months roll out the new "getting to Know me" programme for use across acute services nhsgg&c
this new programme is all about time and getting to know the life and needs of people admitted to hospital.
something I am passionate about with my life stories campaign and work
our life ,needs, likes ,dislikes and much more are at the heart of "getting to know me ,so very proud and privileged to take part in the promotion any time i can
'Getting to know Me' is a Nationally developed document aimed at promoting excellent individual care for vulnerable adults.
It was launched as the preferred document to gain relevant information from carers about the needs, likes and dislikes of any vulnerable adults when they are admitted to / attending hospital.
Hospital staff will now be asking carers to complete (with assistance of staff if required) and it will be used at the bedside during a hospital stay or when attending out patient services.
It will be helpful if carer's ask staff for a copy to complete when their loved one is admitted to a hospital ward, as staff will be able to supply once wards are stocked with copies.
We are confident this will enhance care and if used properly will facilitate better care for an individual's needs and reduce the risk of not addressing what they require.
link to "getting to know me" document