The Trust is delighted that its Children’s Community Respiratory Physiotherapy Team (including Rapid Response) have won a prestigious HSJ Value award in the Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year category.
The team support children with complex neuro-disabilities and severe respiratory difficulties, providing specialist, rapid assessment and treatment in the community. The children they work with have life limiting conditions and are at risk of life-threatening chest infections. They have been recognised for their work to improve quality of life, reduce hospital admissions and emergency department attendances and reduce the lengths of stays in hospital.
Moira Flanigan, Clinical Lead, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won a HSJ Value award. As a team, we have continued to provide patient care throughout Covid-19 and are delighted to have been able to prevent hospital admissions and keep patients at home.”
The Trust’s Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre (IRC), which was a finalist in the Public and Preventative Health Service Redesign Project category, was also awarded highly commended recognising its work, in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, to develop a test and treatment pathway to tackle Hepatitis C in Morton Hall IRC.
Dr John Brewin, Chief Executive, Nottinghamshire Healthcare said: “We are incredibly proud that the work of our Children’s Community Respiratory Physiotherapy team (including Rapid Response) has been recognised. This is a fantastic achievement and highlights the hard work the team have put in to continue to provide patient care through the pandemic.
Congratulations also to our services at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre who were awarded highly commended and very much deserve recognition for their work to develop a test and treatment pathway to tackle Hepatitis C.”
The HSJ Value Awards celebrate the work driving operational, financial, and clinical improvements across the healthcare system.