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Magnet appraisers to visit Hutt hospital in March.

Three magnet appraisers from the United States (US) are due to visit Hurt Hospital next March. Over four days, the appraisers will cover all shifts and meet all nursing staff in a series of focus groups. They would also meet allied staff and management and visit the hospital's units and wards. The team will then report to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) who will assess whether the hospital's application for magnet recognition is successful.

A magnet hospital is one that meets the 14 principles identified by the ANCC as to what makes some hospitals "magnets" or more attractive to nursing staff. The model is characterised by flat structures, participatory management, staff consultation, minimal shift rotation, competitive salaries and automony. If successful in its bid, Hutt Hospital will be the first New Zealand hospital and the second hospital in Australasia to achieve this recognition. The Hutt Valley Mental Health Service is currently taking the model a step further by applying magnet principles within the multidisciplinary mental health context.
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Title Annotation:NEWS AND EVENTS; hospital management standards
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:8NEWZ
Date:Dec 1, 2006
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