8 June 2012
Dr Peter Carter, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, visited Royal Brompton Hospital on Thursday 7 June.
He was met by Dr Caroline Shuldham, director of nursing and clinical governance, who accompanied him while he visited staff on a number of wards.
Surjeet Kaur, senior nurse and service manager, commented, “We are very pleased Dr Carter took the time to visit us as it gave nursing staff the opportunity to meet him, ask him questions and also for Dr Carter to see the work we do.”
Dr Carter visited a number of clinical areas and following his tour held an open session for all nurses that was very well attended. He said: “Thank you for inviting me. I spend a lot of time visiting hospitals and meeting members of the RCN, which is a great part of the job. Having met a wide range of people here, I can say that it feels really very good here. I can see for myself that Royal Brompton is a world-class hospital.”
Dr Caroline Shuldham said of his visit: "It was an excellent opportunity for nurses to meet the head of their professional body today and ask him question in an informal setting. I hope very much to welcome him to Harefield Hospital in the near future.”
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