STAFF at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital are to be given new uniforms and titles in an attempt to make them more easily identifiable to patients.
Nursing and midwifery staff at the Belvedere Road site have been re-branded following feedback from patients, according to the trust which runs the hospital.
Director of nursing Brendan Brown said: “After talking to patients, their families and carers, and a broad range of registered nursing and support staff, it was clear that we needed to make it as easy as possible for patients and visitors to understand the roles and responsibilities of members of staff.
“We also wanted job titles to accurately reflect the work that people do and be consistent with colleagues across the health service.”
Ward managers will now be known as senior sisters of senior charge sisters and health care assistants will be called nursing assistants. In midwifery teams, ward managers will be called senior midwives.
Matrons at the hospital have had a new look as part of the changes, as more traditional outfits have been introduced.