Yes I agree with everyone above ‘Wellbeing leads to welldoing’
The climate and the culture of a team/ organisation is the gateway to well functioning organisations and teams
Austerity and lack of team time to build empathic relationships and a focus on kpi s for the last few years has contributed to demoralised heath care workers leaving the nhs in droves well before thei end of the natural working lives
This isn’t rocket science we’ve just forgotten it . lets hope it’s not too late to reverse this
In our Maternity unit we are travelling though enormous changes and with these come challenges. These have all needed to occur. Recently we signed up to the Caring for you Campaign Charter from the RCM. This is an excellent piece of work. We had already started implementing many of the changes and now are progressing to ensure that the others are covered. We are fortunate in having a committed Senior management team in Maternity.
I would be glad to visit your Hospital Umesh, indeed I would be grateful for any positive input. It is only through working with others do we ever find the correct solution.
I interviewed staff from both high and low staff engagement scoring areas (Staff Survey results) and the corollary was abundantly clear, that staff working with managers who were compasssuonate towards them felt more engaged, more willing to go the extra mile, more able to discuss their concerns and better supported
I did not explore the extent to which this connected with stress, but I could guauge from the nature of those conversations with individuals and the language and tonality with which they spoke that stress was higher in those areas where leaders demonstrated less compassion.
I found the Enrolled Nurse team leader of basic care ,to be of great value, allowing the senior nursing. Staff to deal with their job, knowing that the patients were comfortable.
The frustration of seeing patients lacking basic care, does distress the senior staff, whose minds become shattered by the lack of basic care.
How can stress be avoided.? There is no doubt food intake helps.
wHen I trained , we broke off for a cuppa , with French toast and lemon ,taken on the wards