The evaluation of a community coronary specialist nursing service in Northern Ireland

Authors

  • Irene Duddy BSc(Hons) RGN RMN,

    Senior Nurse Manager (Medical Division), Corresponding author
    1. Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry
      Irene Duddy Senior Nurse Manager (Medical Division), Altnagelvin Area Hospital Glenshane Road Londonderry BT47 1SB, Northern Ireland
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  • Kader Parahoo BA(Hons) PhD RMN RNT

    Senior Lecturer in Nursing
    1. Department of Nursing and Health Visiting, University of Ulster, Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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Irene Duddy Senior Nurse Manager (Medical Division), Altnagelvin Area Hospital Glenshane Road Londonderry BT47 1SB, Northern Ireland

Abstract

Providing an efficient service depends partly on evaluation, which itself should take into account, amongst other things, the clients’ views This study set out to evaluate clients’ perception of a coronary specialist nursing service (CSNS) in one area health board in Northern Ireland Postal questionnaires were sent to a random sample of 70 clients of the CSNS Results showed that the majority expressed satisfaction with the service, as well as with the information they received prior to discharge into the community Their responses provide food for thought to those involved in the provision of such services

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