The Welsh Government have Confirmed an Extension of Safe Nursing Legislations

Tireless campaigns have been conducted by the RCN Wales and the various members that they have. In 2016, it was understood that Wales had become the very first country in the whole of Europe to pass a nursing law that would protect those who work in the healthcare industry. This was implemented across all adult wards in various NHS hospitals. Since then, everyone has tried to encourage the Welsh government to see if they can extend the care that they provide to all of their customers.

The Safe Staffing Progress Report was launched last month, and the Welsh government also announced that they had plans to try and extend the legislation as well. They want to do this so that it includes paediatric inpatient services and even more sectors. This will be welcome news for those who work in a nursing recruitment agency or even in a nurse agency.

Helen Whyley, who is the RCN director in Wales has also come out to say that it is encouraging to see that the Welsh government has shown a remarkable commitment to try and ensure that nursing staff levels are based on evidence and that more is done to give people support when they need it. Children at the end of the day are a very vulnerable group and they do require specialist care. They also need to be given support from trained paediatric nurses as well. The government in Wales are doing everything they can to make sure that this is the case and they are also working closely with the right people as well

The more that can be done, the better, but some are disappointed that the care is not being stretched far enough right now and that not everyone is benefitting.

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