Trust shortlisted for HSJ Awards

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Trust shortlisted for HSJ Awards
18 September 2015

THE Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust has been shortlisted as national finalists in three categories for the prestigious 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. 

The Trust which runs North Manchester and Fairfield General Hospitals, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary and community services, has been shortlisted for:

  • The Acute, Community and/or Primary Care Services Redesign award
  • Using Technology to Improve Efficiency award
  • Staff Engagement award

The HSJ Awards, in partnership with Celesio, is the largest celebration of excellence in UK healthcare, highlighting the most innovative and successful people and projects in the sector. The final awards will be held on 18th November at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.

The Crisis Response Service within the Trust’s new Integrated & Community Services Division has been shortlisted for its Improving Safety and Quality in Primary Care project. This looks to improve the health and social care in patients that have reached a crisis point and whom would previously have presented at Urgent Care or been in 24 hour care.

The Integrated IT for Better Care project has captured the innovations that are part of the Trust’s continuing advancement of its electronic patient records. It includes integrating innovative new clinical and administrative systems which reduce duplication and bring together patient data to provide more streamlined and efficient care.

The Pride in Pennine programme puts staff engagement at the heart of our culture. Over the last 14 months the Trust has gone through a transformation that has resulted in staff being more engaged and at the heart of the Trust’s decision making processes.

Dr Gillian Fairfield, Chief Executive at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

“We are delighted and really proud to have been shortlisted for three award categories. It is a fantastic achievement for the Trust to be named finalists of such a prestigious healthcare award ceremony given the number of entries received from hundreds of healthcare organisations across the country. It shows that all of the hard work our staff are putting into providing and transforming our services and the innovation and skill that is being invested by our staff is really starting to pay off. It is important we recognise and celebrate success. Well done to the staff involved.”

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The HSJ Awards were created in 1981 to recognise, on a national platform, the projects and initiatives that deliver healthcare excellence and innovation. By shining a spotlight on cutting-edge innovations and best practice, the awards give impetus to improving the quality of health care in the UK. This year, over 600 unique organisations submitted over 1600 entries. The shortlisted organisations, will now complete presentations and interviews to a specific judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector.