TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Runnymede Healthcare Centre will be
implementing a new model of patient care to their nursing teams to be
more efficient and effective in the delivery of patient care as part of
their plan to achieve a balanced budget for 2015/16.
"At Runnymede, our priority is to provide the right care in the right
place at the right time," said Raj Sewda, Chief Nursing Executive &
Chief Privacy Officer, Runnymede Healthcare Centre. "This new model
supports enhanced patient care through enhanced accountability and
oversight and there will be no change in the number of RN hours
providing direct patient care during days and evenings as the majority
of RN positions that are being impacted are administrative."
The new nursing model of care will enable Runnymede to meet the changing
needs of patients and the community, while enhancing efficiency and
responsibly allocating resources.
This new model is also consistent with the standards and guidelines
supported by College of Nurses Ontario. By reducing a small number of
nursing positions and incorporating new nursing leadership roles,
including Advanced Practice Nurses, this hybrid model will integrate
delivery methods and free up more than $1.5 million that can be
reinvested into greater patient rehabilitation.
"We have always operated our hospital on the foundation of
patient-centred care, professional accountability, supportive practice
and staff leadership," said Sewda. "Runnymede is committed to providing
staff with the support that they need during this transition period,
providing options of reassignment, recruitment, as well as early
retirement and voluntary exit packages while working closely with union
representatives to meet their collective agreements."
Changes to the model of nursing care will take effect on March 14, 2016.
SOURCE Runnymede Healthcare Centre
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