East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs Hertford County in Hertford, Lister in Stevenage, the New QEII in Welwyn Garden City; and the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood, has become the second Trust in the UK to join an internationally recognised programme for nursing and midwifery excellence.
Pathway to Excellence designation demonstrates that the NHS Trust is creating an environment where nurses and midwives feel valued and supported and that the Trust is nurturing a culture where staff are motivated to do their best every day in caring for patients, caring for each other and having pride in the organisation.
Rachael Corser, Chief Nurse at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, said:
“I am thrilled that we have achieved Pathway to Excellence designation – it is an amazing achievement for the Trust and demonstrates our genuine commitment to creating an environment where our staff can excel.
“Being designated as a Pathway to Excellence Trust shows that we are committed to continuous improvement, that we value and listen to feedback, and that we provide safe and excellent standards of care to our patients and their families.”
By being part of the Pathway to Excellence programme, nursing and midwifery staff will be able to benefit from opportunities to participate in Trust decision making, reward and recognition programmes, professional development opportunities and initiatives to improve outcomes and experiences for our patients and their families.