Elaine Kennedy,Senior Charge Nurse working within NHS Greater Glasgow Clyde Acute Directory
I am in charge of the ENT and Maxillofaciall Same Day Admission Unit and the preassessment clinic within the Southern General Hospital.
I have been a member of the commitee for approx two years, I have to confess that until I joined the group my knowledge and understanding as was my awareness of this commiteee was minimal.
I have gained enormous insight and benefit from sharing the knowledge and experience from my fellow committe members who are representatives of various different backgrounds and sectors working proactively and striving to be recognised as credible and reliable, all with the delivery of quality patient care at the core.
I have been able to raise awareness within my own department and unit to other SCNs and nursing staff of the role of the commitee and its valuable support and contributions for nurses and of course for patients .
We are a voice which needs to be heard!