Health insurance news: Patients 'given more time with nurses'
Britons undertaking private medical insurance comparisons may be interested to hear that, on some wards, the time afforded nurses has almost doubled.
This is thanks to the 1,000 Lives Plus initiative that is currently being rolled out in NHS trusts across Wales, director of the programme Dr Alan Willson explained in an article for the Western Mail.
Supported by the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare, staff are spending approximately one-third more of their shifts with patients, which goes some way in ensuring a better experience in hospital and possibly a faster recovery.
What's more, as a result of the scheme, 13 days have been saved through providing ill people with better access to bathrooms and five days by improving medicine processing.
"The new programme is committed to accelerating the pace of change with an urgency to spread the new ways of working from ward to ward, practice to practice and organisation to organisation," Dr Willson remarked.