The Trust is delighted to have won a Nursing Times Award at last night’s ceremony. The National High Secure Healthcare Services for Women, Intensive Care Coral Ward Team at Rampton Hospital, won the Nursing in Mental Health category for reducing restrictive practice and improving patient experience.
Anne-Maria Newham, Executive Director of Nursing AHPs and Quality said:
“I am absolutely thrilled that we have won a Nursing Times Award. Huge congratulations to the team involved who have done a fantastic job improving the patient experience, and to have their work recognised on a national scale is amazing. The staff involved have worked extremely hard to further improve the patient experience and thoroughly deserve this recognition. We were also really pleased to be shortlisted for three other Nursing Times Awards, demonstrating further commitment to improving patient experience”
The National High Secure Healthcare Services for Women, Intensive Care Coral Ward Team won the Nursing in Mental Health category for reducing restrictive practice and improving patient experience. The ward manager was inspired to change the patient experience on the ward to give them hope about their future and support them moving on. She embedded a "just culture" on the ward, focusing on lessons learnt to continually improve. All the patients on the ward now feel empowered and valued, and there has been a significant reduction in restrictive practices. There has been a timetable for patients and staff to engage in activities for a meaningful day. The changes also meant a patient who had been in long term segregation for a long time is no longer there and has progressed in her care pathway.
Jennifer Wadsworth, Ward Manager said:
“The team are really delighted to have won. We are committed to improving patient experience and for our patients to feel empowered and valued, and for there to have been a significant reduction in restrictive practices is so important to us. To be recognised in the awards is amazing for all of us.”
The Personality Disorder High Secure Transition Project, Lucy Pywell, Ward Manager at Rampton Hospital and our Aintree Ward team at Rampton Hospital were also shortlisted in the awards. More info here: https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/our-achievements/trust-shortlisted-for-four-nursing-times-awards-2021-4576
The Nursing Times Awards were held on 27 October. Visit https://awards.nursingtimes.net/2021-winners for the full list of finalists and winners.