Wednesday, 05 July 2017 11:18

Women’s and Children’s Unit recognized for work

Written by  Andrea Carol
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In 1946, the government of Saskatchewan introduced a province-wide, universal hospital care plan.

Seventy-one years later, the Cypress Health Region is still on the cutting edge of advancement and patient care.
 July 1 marked the 71st Anniversary of Health Care Region No. 1 in Saskatchewan and June 28 the Women’s and Children’s Unit was recognized for its outstanding performance.
Cypress Health Region makes the region proud and has bragging rights as one of the best places in the province to bring a child into the world.
Its programming and staff are second to none as they strive together as a team to continually improve the unit.
Because the region prioritizes the community’s basic mental and physical health, health infrastructure, safety and preventative care, the Women’s and Children’s Unit team received the moreOB Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance in the Application of Knowledge, Commitment and Teamwork.
Going into their third year, the team will focus on empowering patients and families to have a voice in promoting safe care practices.
“I am very proud of the team and how they have been working together to achieve the best care and results for our patients,”explained Carol Wells, nursing unit co-ordinator on the Women and Children’s Health Services Unit at the Cypress Health Region. “Since the initial start of the program, I have observed a lot of growth and a change in communication and multidisciplinary team work. The underlying message in moreOB is for us to develop a culture on the unit where patient safety is everyone’s first priority. Reflecting on the last two years and all we have accomplished, we are certainly doing a great job.”
As well, fourth-year nursing students from the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program raised funds to donate back to the Cypress Health Region. On June 28, they presented Cypress Health and the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation with a donation cheque.
The students raised funds to give back as a way to say ‘thank you’ to the clinical instructors and staff. Thanks to the donation, the intention is to purchase items for the Medical Surgery Unit, Women’s and Children's Health Services Unit and Mental Health Unit.

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