Chairman of the Solomon Islands Nursing Council Board (SINCB), Michael Larui, has highlighted leadership among the key areas the government and stakeholders will support nurses in the future.
He highlighted this during the Nurses and Midwifery International Day celebration on Friday last week at the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs area at Town ground.
He said effective nursing leadership is necessary at the provincial and national level, particularly in the face of poor access and resource limitations for healthcare service delivery.
He added that provision of relevant equipment and improved scope of practice are critical for in-service and pre-service nursing graduates to implement their skills and new knowledge.
He said nursing practice standards must be permissive so that nurses can provide care based on the service needs in the hospital as well as the rural remote.
Finally, he emphasized that nursing practice must be supported by basic nursing equipment, health interventions, Primary Health Care, and specialist clinical services.
He said these areas are crucial for the development of nurses and must be taken into account by policy makers to improve the provision of healthcare services across the country.
By LACHLAN EDDIE HOE
Solomon Star, Honiara