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stmaryshospitalkohnThe important work of keeping patients safe and making sure they receive the highest quality of care possible is being further strengthened at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

A trio of senior staff is now in place to oversee the important areas of patient safety, experience and clinical effectiveness. The team is medically led by Dr Sandya Theminimulle, Associate Medical Director, and includes Lead Nurse Deborah Matthews and Business Manager Theresa Gallard.

Dr Sandya said:

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“Quality is achieved by paying equal attention to three key areas; safety, experience and clinical effectiveness. These key areas must remain the guiding principles at the heart of the organisation, in order to provide the best quality of care for patients and their carers. The knowledge and experience of everyone in the Trust is key to this achievement.”

Alan Sheward, Executive Director of Nursing and Workforce, concluded:

“The Trust’s overall vision is to provide ‘Quality Care, Everyone, Every Time’ and this trio will be pivotal in helping our organisation to continue driving forward improvements in the quality of our services.”

As well as the primary focus of quality care, the team also directly supports the following areas: Chaplaincy, Healing Arts, Bereavement Service, Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS), Patient Experience, Tissue Viability and Nutrition, Infection Prevention and Control, Clinical Effectiveness (including Clinical Audit).

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