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Trust wins HSJ Patient Safety Award!

Coral Ward at Rampton Hospital has won Team of the Year at the 2019 HSJ Patient Safety Awards.

The HSJ Patient Safety Awards recognise individuals, teams and organisations which have gone above and beyond in their commitment to deliver consistently safe care. Twenty-two category winners were announced during a ceremony in Manchester on 2 July.  

Coral Ward is a six-bed unit within the National High Secure Healthcare Service for Women at Rampton Hospital. The ward cares for the most complex and challenging patients in the service, who suffer from a mental illness, personality disorder and learning disabilities.

Since the ward was established in 2017, the team has worked hard to reduce restraint and long term segregation on the ward. The introduction of the Coral Reintegration Planner has reduced violent and self-harm incidents by allowing patients more time out of their rooms for therapeutic activities and social integration. The team work collaboratively and decisions are made jointly with patients and the multi-disciplinary team.

On the awards night, the team was also praised for its reduction in staff sickness absence after the introduction of a “no blame” ethos across the ward as well as dedicated group supervision time, monthly staff meetings and away days.

Peter Wright, Executive Director for Forensic Services said: “This is fantastic news and well deserved recognition for what this team has done.  They have really made a difference to the patients they care for and boosted staff morale at the same time.  It is a great achievement and we are incredibly proud.”

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