Healthcare Professionals From Across NI Attend Regional QI Event13th February 2023
Healthcare staff from across the five Health and Social Care Trust’s and the independent sector in Northern Ireland, recently completed a Quality Improvement (QI) programme at the South Eastern Trust with the overall aim of developing quality improvement knowledge and skills to inspire change by delivering projects that focus on outcomes and measured improvements that will enhance the quality of healthcare throughout the region.
The participants were invited to a Roll of Honour celebration event which took place in the QIIC Centre in Ards Hospital.
A total of 50 healthcare professionals (27 Nurses and 23 Social Workers) took part in this unique opportunity to develop and strengthen nursing, midwifery and social work practice across the region by utilising quality improvement techniques and methodology.
The event was hosted by a Carer Representative for the Trust, Maria Somerville, with the Chief Nursing Officer, Maria McIlgorm and the Chief Social Worker, Aine Morrison in attendance. The participants were given the opportunity to present their quality improvement projects and discuss their ideas with their colleagues from across nursing, midwifery and social work.
Chief Nursing Officer, Maria McIlgorm said, “I was delighted to be invited to the event today, hearing about all of the fantastic Quality Improvement projects across nursing, midwifery and social workers within Northern Ireland. Innovation and learning is important to help improve our services for people and outcomes for the people of Northern Ireland.”
Chief Social Worker, Aine Morrison added, “It has been a really inspirational and impressive morning, I had the opportunity to look at the hard work that healthcare staff have put into improving the quality of the service they offer to the people that we support.”
Assistant Director of Nursing, Safe and Effective Care, Lisa Dullaghan, commented, “The South Eastern Trust were delighted to facilitate the Regional Nursing & Midwifery and Social Work QI Programme 2022/23. The participants were able to develop new Quality Improvement knowledge and skills and to inspire change by delivering a project focused on improving outcomes and measured improvements for those who receive our care. There were projects from a diverse range of settings throughout the region, showcasing the amazing improvement work that has been undertaken, inspiring change by delivering projects on improving outcomes and measured improvements for those who receive our care.