HSE Change Management: Hospital Change Plan
Managing change is seen as being skilled at creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge thereby modify- ing its behaviour to reflect new knowledge and insights (Garvin 1993). Nurses today work in a health service that is rapidly changing. Traditional nursing roles have an ever-increasing management responsibility, and it is important when considering change management to reflect upon potential benefits not only for the patient but also for staff and the organization as a whole. The theory of change management draws on a number of social science disciplines and tradition. This makes defining core concepts difficult, therefore several mod- els/theories were considered for guidance when plan- ning a proposal for a change of shift system within a haematology/oncology day unit to promote better util- ization of nursing skills and management experience.
Aim of proposed change
• To establish independent rostered staffing allocation of the day unit separate from the inpatient area.
• To initiate change in staffing allocation within day unit. • To improve and further develop the management
skills of trained staff within the unit.
• To improve and further develop the clinical skills of
trained staff, furthering their professional development. • To promote continuity of care.
• To make recommendations for improvement in
managing the change process.
• To successfully accommodate the increase in the
number of patients requiring treatment.