team involving representatives from the Trust, as well as partner organisations
including Rotherham Council, won the Acute Service Redesign category at the HSJ
Value Awards on 23 May.
award is in recognition of their work to look at how partners across health and
social care in Rotherham can work even closer together to provide effective
discharge management, ensuring patients have the care and support in place to
enable them to return home as soon as possible.
total, four healthcare teams from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust had been
shortlisted in the 2019 HSJ Value Awards across three categories.
colleagues from Nutrition and Dietetics and Speech and Language Therapy were
highly commended in the Estates and Facilities Management award category for
the way they have worked together with catering teams, food hostesses and
others to ensure the Trust meets the high quality nutrition and hydration needs
Clinical Imaging team was also highly commended in the Workforce Efficiencies
category for redesigning their service to enable advanced Allied Health
Professionals (AHPs) to report on plain film x-rays. This reduces the clinical
risks of delayed diagnosis and improves the patient experience, as well as
reducing the overall cost per report.
nurse-led Ambulatory Care Team were also finalists in the Workforce
Efficiencies category for their work in using acute medicine nurses and
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) to move a significant percentage of urgent
care activity out of inpatient beds and reduce the amount of time patients
spend in hospital.
Barnett, Chief Executive at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is
really fantastic news that our Integrated Discharge Team have won a national
award for the service they provide to our patients and the people of Rotherham.
The team works across health and social care with our partner organisations,
particularly Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, to ensure patients are
able to be discharged home in a timely way with the right level of support
available to them. Well done to our fabulous team and to all our colleagues
across Rotherham who work effectively with them to support our patients.
am also extremely proud of our teams who were highly commended in their
categories and to our finalists. This is also an amazing achievement. They work
extremely hard to ensure our patients receive the best possible care and are
constantly looking at how they can improve patient experience. The teams were
up against other strong contenders and so it is brilliant to receive national
recognition for their efforts.”
HSJ Value Awards seek to recognise and reward outstanding efficiency,
improvements in patient care and reduction in variation. All submissions are
reviewed against five criteria (ambition, outcomes, spread, value and
involvement), with the highest scored making the shortlist. Shortlisted
nominees then have to present their achievements to a panel of judges who
determine the winners.