Pennine Lung Service shortlisted for national HSJ Value Awards

Pennine Lung Service
Pennine Lung Service shortlisted for national HSJ Value Awards
29 April 2016

AN Oldham service which has been re-designed to make it more accessible to patients has been shortlisted in the Community Health Service Re-design category in the prestigious HSJ Value in Healthcare awards.

The Pennine Lung Service – Oldham Integrated Respiratory Service was established in 2014 and delivers an integrated respiratory service to the population served by Oldham CCG.  The judging panel was impressed by the excellent use of resources in re-designing the service to make respiratory services more accessible to patients, including the establishment of a roaming pulmonary rehabilitation programme which would move location every three months to improve access for patients who found it difficult to attend one of the permanent locations.

The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards recognise and reward outstanding efficiency and improvement by the NHS. The winners will be announced at the HSJ Congress event on 24th May in Manchester. 

Lucy O’Hare, Assistant Directorate Manager, Out of Hospital Services, Division of Integrated and Community Services, who submitted the bid on behalf of the team said:

“To be short listed for these awards is a fantastic achievement for the team and is a reflection of all the hard work that the staff have put in over the last two years.  The Service has gone from strength to strength and now provides a first class community respiratory service to the patients of Oldham.”

Steve Taylor, Divisional Director - Integrated & Community Services at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said:

“Pennine Lung Service has been a real success story for both the Trust and the patients of Oldham, who have benefited hugely from having a fully integrated and community based Service. Being shortlisted for a national award such as this is recognition of the high quality service being delivered by the clinicians and support staff within the team.”