Plan of action to improve nursing

2011-04-07 14:29

A three-day national nursing summit has developed a plan of action to improve the profession, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said today.

His concern would be to ensure the implementation of this Nursing Compact and Roadmap, he said at a briefing in Sandton.

Motsoaledi said it was symbolic that the plan was adopted on World Health Day.

“Access to quality health care is a universal right and we are glad that in marking this important day we are also able to say to South Africans we are committing ourselves to improving the way in which we deliver healthcare,” he said.

Issues raised at the summit included declining life expectancy, quality care and the effectiveness of the health system.

Nurses raised concerns about their negative image and their position in the community. 

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