Health lecture outlines workplace safety for nurses

The third Annual Health and Safety Lecture has tackled workplace health for nurses across Northern Ireland, during a lecture at the University of Ulster's Magee Campus in Londonderry.

Delivering her 'Speaking Up: Transforming the Workplace' speech on Thursday, Dr Beverly Malone, General Secretary of the Royal College of Nurses, outlined how nurses in Northern Ireland are taking the opportunity afforded by political devolution.

Dr Malone said: “Transforming the workplace is about building and maintaining a safe, healthy and supportive environment, where quality products and services can be shaped and delivered. It’s about health and safety, about recruiting and retaining a quality workforce. It’s about respecting diversity and working in partnership with mutual respect.

"Nurses are leading health service modernisation, taking on new roles and responsibilities. Nurses here in Northern Ireland are rising to the leadership challenge on so many levels and have made a significant contribution to the development of the Workplace Health Strategy, which I am certain they will be key in its delivery."

This series of annual health and safety lectures, organised by HSENI in partnership with the University of Ulster is aimed at increasing awareness of health and safety at work issues.

HSENI, has since its inception in April 1999, endeavoured to raise the profile of health and safety at work in Northern Ireland.

A range of business and civic leaders from across Northern Ireland attended Dr Malone’s Lecture.


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