The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability Shines at ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability recently made a mark on the international healthcare stage by participating in the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference held in Chicago. With over 13,000 attending, the RHN was part of the biggest ever gathering of nurses from across the United States and 27 other counties.

Della Warren, Director of Nursing at the RHN, said, “Our pathway journey is shining the spotlight on our commitment at an international level. We shared our specialised knowledge in caring for adults with complex neuro-disability. By connecting with healthcare professionals worldwide, we aim to contribute to the advancement of neuro-care practices globally.”

As part of our conference experience, we were able to meet with the dedicated team supporting our pathway journey.

Networking played a pivotal role throughout the conference, providing a platform to exchange best practices, innovations, and cutting-edge research with other healthcare professionals. These conversations are instrumental in our continuous pursuit of excellence and our dedication to staying at the forefront of the evolving healthcare landscape.

Exploring new avenues, we engaged with healthcare and tech companies to discuss how they can support our mission. Justin Finbow, Pathway Programme Director, said, “these strategic collaborations open doors to innovative solutions and resources that can significantly impact the quality of care.”

RHN leadership were also able to network with other programme leads and industry leaders to share best practice to chart the RHN’s pathway journey and achieve designation. Justin continued, “This aligns with our vision to continually elevate our standards and contribute to shaping the future of neuro-disability care.”

Kaleb Lloyd, Deputy Head of Workforce (Engagement, wellbeing and inclusion) said, “It’s not only about the services we provide; it’s about the people who make it all possible. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond our patients to our exceptional team. Attending conferences like these is part of our holistic approach to improving the well-being of our nurses and the wider workforce.”

The pathway is underpinned by the support of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England, whose guidance and endorsement further validate the significance of our journey. Numerous NHS Trusts are also actively engaged in this initiative, working closely alongside us as we collectively strive for excellence. We aim to be the first independent hospital in the UK to achieve designation.

In conclusion, our participation in the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference reflects our dedication to advancing neuro-disability care, fostering global collaborations, and continuously elevating our standards. The Royal Hospital for neuro-disability remains at the forefront of innovative healthcare practices, ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality of care.