Trust shortlisted in three categories for the national Health Business Awards 2015

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Trust shortlisted in three categories for the national Health Business Awards 2015
12 November 2015

THE Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been shortlisted as finalists in three categories for the national Health Business Awards 2015 which take place on 3rd December in London.

The Trust is shortlisted in the following categories, the Healthcare IT Award, the Patient Safety Award and the Hospital Catering Award.

The event will be hosted by Dr Mark Porter a GP and medical correspondent at The Times, doctor on The One Show and presenter of Radio 4′s flagship medical series Inside Health.

The Trust’s shortlisted entry in the Hospital Catering Award category is based on a number of projects that give patients the kind of service staff would want for their own loved ones. These include the introduction of new food tasting sessions, a nutritional steering group, new food theme days, reduction in sugary drinks sold, and a new hydration and nutritional feeding initiative based on the use of different coloured water jug lids.

Pam Miller, deputy director of support services at the Trust said:

“It is fantastic to be shortlisted for the Hospital Catering Award. Nutrition is a key part of patient care, as good nutrition supports faster healing and recovery so patients can leave hospital quicker. The whole catering team at the Trust have worked really hard to make these improvements to our catering service and it means a lot for them to make the shortlist.”

The entry shortlisted for the Healthcare IT Award is based on a new web-based application rolled out at the Trust that allows clinical staff to log into a number of systems simultaneously using a single sign in. Alongside this a new electronic prescribing and medicine administrative system and a new electronic discharge summary process have also been implemented.

The Patient Safety Award entry is based on the same systems above which have been successfully integrated across the Trust’s wards and departments, reducing duplication and potential associated risks to patients.

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust manages The Royal Oldham Hospital, North Manchester General Hospital, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Rochdale Infirmary and community services.

The Health Business Awards have an established reputation for showcasing the success stories in the health sector. They recognise and celebrate the significant contributions made each year by organisations and individuals that work inside and alongside the NHS.

The seventh Health Business Awards will present awards in 19 different categories, focusing on facilities, specialisms and innovation. For more information about the awards visit the HBA website.