Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services today launched its quest for Pathway to Excellence® designation showing its commitment to creating a work environment where nurses can excel and provide the best patient-centred care.
Metro South Health Chief Executive Dr Stephen Ayre said Pathway to Excellence® designation is a highly sought after, prestigious award, recognising organisations that provide positive practice environments for their nurses and midwives.
“The Pathway to Excellence® sets an international benchmark in nursing excellence and requires engagement at all levels to transform organisational culture,” Dr Ayre said.
“Logan, Redland and Beaudesert hospitals confirmed their culture of nursing excellence by becoming the first Queensland health facilities to be recognised with Pathway to Excellence® designation.
“I’m sure Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services will achieve excellent results and discover innovative solutions as they embark on this valuable journey,” he said.
Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services for Metro South Health Veronica Casey said The Pathway to Excellence® program empowers nurses and recognises their valuable contribution.
“The commencement of the Pathway to Excellence® journey says to nurses and the broader community that when you join our team, we respect your contribution, we support your professional development and we nurture the best work environments for you and your colleagues,” Ms Casey said.
Director of Nursing Liz Powell said today’s launch was the start of a “Quest for Excellence” that would see the organisation include specific Pathway to Excellence ® standards into its policies, procedures, and management practices.
“Throughout our Quest for Excellence we will be encouraging pride, partnership and participation across our entire service,” Ms Powell said.
“Changing culture in an organisation takes time and launching the Pathway to Excellence ® journey is just the beginning of a transformation that will ensure we have an environment where nurses are excited about nursing and rewarded for their excellence,” she said.