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Chairman's Bulletin October 2011


Welcome to October's e-bulletin which gives Governors news and information about our Trust and what is going on in the NHS.

Our Annual Members Meeting took place at the end of September. Unfortunately I was unable to attend but I received excellent feedback about the event and was pleased to hear that so many of you attended to give your support.

There has been extensive coverage in the media about the Care Quality Commission (CQC) finding many failings in care of the elderly in hospitals up and down the country. As last month's bulletin reported, the CQC visited Manchester Royal Infirmary earlier this year and found that we are meeting all the essential standards of quality and safety. We have also had recent visits from the Chief Executive Katharine Murphy of the Patients' Association who was very impressed and reassured by the work going on in the Trust.

The Royal College of Nursing's Chief Executive and General Secretary Dr Peter Carter and Director of Service Delivery and Nursing Janet Davies, who completed her training at MRI, also recently met with several members of staff including Chief Nurse Gill Heaton and Director of Nursing (adults) Cheryl Lenney. The pair were given a tour of both medical and surgical wards in the MRI where they had the opportunity to talk to nurses. They also looked at the work being undertaken across nursing in raising the quality of care through the use of the Quality of Care rounds, Brilliant Basics initiative and the ward accreditation process.

If there is anything I can do to assist you in your role as a Governor, please contact me on 0161 276 8661 or at peter.mount@cmft.nhs.uk.