East Tallinn Central Hospital acknowledged nurses and midwives

16. May 2019

Yesterday, the nurses and midwives at East Tallinn Central Hospital acknowledged their colleagues for all their good work and handed out awards to celebrate International Nurses and Midwives Day.

Ülle Rohi, Management Board Member of East Tallinn Central Hospital thanked them on behalf of the management for all their hard work in the previous year. “Last year, we helped treat almost 29,000 people and an additional 18,000 patients received day care. We supported 4379 newborn children with our knowledge and skills. The number of patients who received out-patient treatment was also impressive, reaching 576,000, and 150,000 of those patients were received by a nurse or a midwife,” said Rohi, adding further that the most important aspect here relates to the way all this work was performed. “Every number represents a person with their individual needs and expectations. People who trusted us to take care of their wellbeing were happy with our work – according to the patient satisfaction study, 97-98% of people across all categories were either satisfied or very satisfied.”

Students from two health care colleges were also happy with East Tallinn Central Hospital – our hospital hosted a total of 448 trainees in 2018 and over 95% of them were happy with their mentors, departments and colleagues.

“All of this goes to show that the core values of our hospital – professional work, humanity, cooperation – are more than just words but part of our day-to-day work,” said Rohi. “Thank you for these results and for your dedication!”

Ulla Preeden, the rector of Tartu Health Care College highlighted good partnership with hospitals. “This feedback also shows that students are pleased to be here,” said Preeden, who went on to say that it is important not to get too carried away with work and find some time for yourself and your family.

Ülle Ernits, rector of Tallinn Health Care College, brought attention to the fact that educational opportunities have made nurses, midwives and health care professionals smarter than ever before. “Our working and payment conditions have never been as good as they are today; we have never inspired as much trust as we do today.”

Anneli Kannus, president of the Estonian Nurses Union said that Mare Tupits who was named Mother of the Year has worked as a nurse for over 40 years and her achievement is a recognition for all nurses. “Statistics don't quite show how much nurses really do for patients in the Estonian health care system,” explained Kannus. “Our job will never end and robots won't be able to replace us completely. Perhaps we will see a time when robots make patients' beds, but it will still be the job of a nurse to help the patient get into bed. We will still have to see to it that patients aren't afraid or alone.”