MD Healthcare and RCN enter recognition agreement

MD Healthcare and the Royal College of Nursing have entered into an agreement that provides for recognition of the Royal College within MD Healthcare and also enables staff working within the organisation to access the training and benefits of RCN membership.

Speaking at the signing of the agreement, Mr J P Watson, Deputy Chief Executive, MD Healthcare said, ‘ At MD Healthcare, we see joint working with RCN as a positive step for both organisations as we move forward in the fast changing world of nursing. We always seek to have professional alliances that benefit not only our staff but also the residents and service users who can gain from our staff having access to the resources of RCN especially in learning, reinforcing their skill base. Ultimately stable, well trained and supported staff are what delivers good care and that is what we are all about at MD Healthcare.’

The signing was attended by the Nurse Managers and HR Staff at MD Healthcare, who operate three nursing homes in Northern Ireland, Aughnacloy House, Lurgan, Burleigh Hill House, Carrickfergus and Rathmena House, Ballyclare along with representatives from the Board of RCN Northern Ireland.

Pictured are Lucy McCreery, HR Manager, MD Healthcare, Garrett Martin, RCN, J P Watson, Deputy CEO MD Healthcare and Fiona Devlin, NI Chair of RCN.