Pledge by health staff to patients; BREAKING HEALTH newsbulletin.A HEALTH board has developed a pledge that all patients will always be treated with dignity and respect.
The pledge, introduced across Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales and to the east by England. , was developed after discussions with patients.
Wales' chief nursing officer Professor Jean White, who launched the pledge on a visit to North Wales, said: "I welcome this public declaration to put dignity and respect at the heart of how patients are treated in our health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract . The provision of safe, dignified dig·ni·fied
Having or expressing dignity.
digni·fiedly adv. and compassion care is what every patient expects and deserves from those who care for them".
The pledge states that all health board staff will work with patients and for them, to provide dignified and compassionate care that results in an exceptional patient and family experience.
It also states that staff will "communicate with compassion"; make sure patients' personal care and hygiene standards are met; staff will "help to relieve patients pain and distress" and they will work with patients to meet their dietary needs.