BOPDHB Checkup April 2019 | Page 3

ile Sm for a nurse Taranaki DHB Play Specialist Sharon Luque recently spent the week at Whakatāne Hospital providing the Children’s Ward and ED staff with hands on education sessions, about ways to distract children while they’re having what can be painful or upsetting procedures. Children’s Ward Nurse Manager Sharon Powley says staff learnt a lot and are grateful for the sharing of knowledge. NAL NUR SE Nurse play specialist N IO AT Whakatāne Hospital Medical Ward Nurse Manager Viv Robertson and a group of Health Care Assistants were presented with certificates recently, after completing a Care Companion practical workshop. Care Companions aim to improve the quality and safety of care particularly for older frail patients. Care Companions International Nurses Day – celebrating you, your diversity, and Health for All The world-wide theme for International Nurses Day this year is “A Voice to lead: Health for All”, and we’ll be interpreting the theme into celebrating the diversity of our nursing staff. People and Capability Assistant Business Partner and member of the organising committee Rebecca Wade, says International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingales birth and is a time to acknowledge nurses for the important contribution they make to everyone’s lives. Contribute to Checkup If you would like to contribute articles to Checkup, or want to suggest a story, email Communications Advisor Stephanie Baird via [email protected] Checkup October 2018 Checkup Checku p Decembe r 2018 Bay of Plen ty District Health Boa rd staff new s Bay of Plenty District Health Board staff news Bay of Plen ty District Health Boar d staff news ????? – page Allied Health awards – page 14 Ward style cafe – page 12 Go 5210 every day – page 16 Nurses’ leading role in care – page 18 ????? – page 12 Our team s – page 12 Staff Rec ognition – page 14 February Tauranga Hos own Christm pital’s as stor y – page 20 1 “Our celebrations will also include tool kits of activities for nursing staff, which will be distributed in the week preceeding International Nurses Day.” Rebecca says some wards traditionally hold potluck lunches, and these are encouraged. “International Nurses Day is an important date in our calendar and a time to celebrate with our nurses in a fun way.” ???? ????? – page 16 ????? – page 18 1 1 2019 “We’ll be making a short video, which will celebrate our diversity, and will launch it on OnePlace on Friday 10 May. 3