Peter Carter praises North Wales Hospitals and staff
Published: 12 January 2009
Dr Peter Carter, the Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing has praised staff and services in North West Wales following a visit arranged by the RCN Wales Gwynedd Branch.
Dr Carter, accompanied by Tina Donnelly Director of RCN Wales visited Gogarth and Alaw wards in Ysbyty Gwynedd and met with staff at Llandudno Hospital. During his two day visit the leader of the UK’s largest nursing union met with grassroots members and activists, observed developments which have come about as a result of the Free to Lead Free to Care, the Empowering Ward Sisters initiative, and met with local AM and Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones.
During discussions with local leadership and Assembly Member, Dr Carter, along with local stewards Gareth Phillips and Wendy Hughes, addressed issues such as the need to ensure services in North West Wales are available to local people, the future of Mental Health Services and the continued roll out of initiatives designed at empowering ward sisters and charge nurses.
Local Branch Chair and District Nurse Sue Godin said, “We are extremely happy to have welcomed Dr Carter to our part of Wales. His meetings with local activists and members has encouraged us in our day to day work of representing members and ensuring that local health services meet local needs.”