Health Minister Lesley Griffiths announces moves to ensure safe, dignified patient care
HEALTH Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced moves to ensure safe, dignified care for patients and drive up quality standards.
The announcement is part of the Welsh Government's initial response to the Francis Inquiry, which made recommendations following failures in care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.
The Welsh Government is analysing the inquiry's 290 recommendations to determine its response.
Initial actions announced today include plans to introduce a new assessment process to determine the right staffing levels on wards based on the severity of patients' conditions rather than simply patient numbers.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
There will also be reviews of the healthcare inspection system and of targets.
Mrs Griffiths said: "The national patient survey showed 92 per cent of people are very satisfied or satisfied with the care provided by NHS Wales.
"However, that does not mean we should be complacent, especially given the findings of the report from the Francis Inquiry."