Since the year 1966, the Nursing Administration has gone through a lot of changes in its organisation. In the beginning The Nursing Administration was lead by The Nursing Director (till 1969 name changed to Chief Matron) and assisted by 3 Grade I Nursing Supervisors, who manage the Phase 1, 2 and 3 services.
This covers every Nursing Unit in the Phase. The First phase contains Surgical Unit, Medical, Orthopaedic, ENT and Eye Ward.
The second phase contains Obstetric and Paediatric and third phase contains all the polyclinics and Accident and Emergency Unit. Every First Grade Nursing supervisor is helped by 2 Grade II supervisors. They are all known as Matron. All responsibilities are given according to the unit specifications. If there arises problems which cannot be solved at Grade I Nursing supervisor or grade II supervisors, it will then be referred to the Chief Matron.
In 1997 the Hospital started to follow corporate system, so the administration of nursing was change to different units of responsibilities. The Nursing administration was divided to four functions and headed by 4 Nursing Officers (formerly known as Matron) with the addition of 1 Nursing Officer for Trauma and Emergency services on the 1 August 2006.
As from 2001, an extension of nursing function where new post is established - “Clinical Nurse Specialist” (Pakar Jururawat Klinikal) working with the Ward/Unit Managers (formerly known as Sister) in the management and care of patient especially with specialization.
Generally the Nursing Administration are divided into the following activities/responsibilities:
1. NURSING POLICY
2. INPATIENT SERVICES
3. CRITICAL AND OPERATION THEATRE SERVICES
4. AMBULATORY SERVICES
5. TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
GENERAL WARD ADMISSION INFORMATION
Adult WardsMonday - Sunday12 noon to 2 pm5 pm to 8 pmChildren below 12 years are allowed during the afternoon visiting hours only
Paediatric WardsMonday - Sunday7 am to 1 pm3 pm to 7 pm
Psychiatric WardsMonday - Sunday3 pm to 7 pm
SERVING OF MEALS: Breakfast - 7.30 am to 8 amLunch - 11.30 to 12.30 noonAfternoon tea - 3 pm to 3.30 amDinner - 6 pm to 7 pm
GENERAL WARD REGULATIONS:
*Notes:- Specific regulation in certain wards (e.g. Psychiatry and Paediatric) are to be followed.
The ward manager together with the ward consultant is responsible for the smooth running of the ward. There are two ward managers per floor for wards of 56 beds. The wards with 28 beds or less will have only one ward manager. The ward manager works either office hours or on administrative duties which may be afternoon or night duty. Reporting to them are the staff nurses, assistant nurses, clerks and ward assistants.
HIGHLIGHTS OF WARD ACTIVITIES MEDICAL UNITS
WARD 13UA (Geriatrics)
WARD 13UB (STROKE & REHABILITATION)
WARD 11U (INFECTIOUS DISEASES, CARDIAC, ONCOLOGY)
WARD 8TD (NEPHROLOGY, ENDOCRINE, RHEUMATOLOGY)
WARD 8TE (DIALYSIS CENTRE)
WARD 6TE (CLINICAL ONCOLOGY)
WARD 6TD (HAEMATOLOGY, ADULT BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT, HAEMATO-ONCOLOGY)
SURGICAL UNITS: WARD 10U (GYNAECOLOGY & GYNAE-ONCOLOGY)
WARD 9U (GENERAL ORTHOPEDIC)
WARD 8U (HAND & MICROSURGERY, SPINAL REHABILITATION, GENERAL ORTHOPEDIC)
WARD 7U (GENERAL SURGERY, PALLIATIVE CARE)
WARD 6U (UROLOGY, NEUROSURGERY, GENERAL SURGERY – VASCULAR, CARDIOTHORACIC, PLASTIC & BURNS
WARD 5U (NEUROSCIENCE MEDICAL, NEURO SURGICAL WARD)
WARD 7TE (OPTHALMOLOGY)
(OTORHINOLARYGOLOGY, DENTAL, ONCOLOGY)
WARD 3TE (PSHCYIATRIC)
PAEDIATRIC UNITS: WARD PAED 6 (ONCOLOGY, OPHTHALMOLOGY, DENTAL, OTORHINOLARYGOLOGY, PAEDIATRIC DAY CARE)
PAEDIATRIC WARD 5 (GENERAL MEDICAL, ORTHOPEDIC, ENDOCRINE, SCAN CASES)
PAEDIATRIC WARD 4(GASTROLOGY, RESPIRATORY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE)
PAEDIATRIC WARD 3 (GENERAL SURGERY, PLASTIC, NEUROSURGERY, CARDIATHORACIC)