Dedicated teams at Princess Alexandra Hospital shortlisted for quality improvement award
Health / Thu 5th Oct 2023 at 08:38am
DEDICATED teams at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) have been shortlisted for six Academy of Fabulous Stuff Awards in recognition of their commitment to enhancing care and experiences for their patients and people.
The Academy of Fabulous Stuff, set up by Roy Lilley in 2015, is a social movement for sharing health and social care ideas, services and solutions. The principles of the Academy encourage staff to own changes and improvements to benefit their working lives and the care delivered to patients. The annual awards ceremony aims to celebrate, recognise and share the latest innovations and ideas within healthcare.
The following teams have been shortlisted at the Academy of Fabulous Stuff Awards, which will be held on Monday 4 December at the Giant Health Event, bringing together innovators in healthcare technology from across the world.
4Candles Award – listening and responding to feedbackA multidisciplinary team at PAHT, consisting of a nutrition lead nurse, consultant gastroenterologist, patient experience lead, quality improvement lead, a patient and carer, have been nominated under the 4Candles Award for their project which aims to understand and identify what matters most to patients when looking after their nutritional needs whilst staying in hospital.
5127 Award – delivering a complex quality improvement projectsA team who are responsible for the care of frail patients have been nominated under the 5127 Award for their project which aims to improve the outcomes for older people with a cancer diagnosis and offer them more intensive cancer treatment.
The project involved creating an improved assessment tool to ensure that the most clinically appropriate cancer treatment was recommended.The emergency department care team were also shortlisted under the 5127 Award for the introduction of Nervecentre within the department.
Nervecentre is an electronic solution to document clinical observations and support hospital workflow; the system supports with improving patient safety, experiences and outcomes, as well as reducing the duplication of workload for clinicians.
Rosa Parks Award – inspiring and innovative projectsThe compassionate care (Namaste) volunteers have been shortlisted for their invaluable service which includes sitting alongside patients to encourage conversation, to be with them to provide company, to read them a newspaper or a story, or play music from a device.They can also help care for patients who have a learning disability, or are living with dementia, and offer one-to-one support sessions.In the last year, the volunteers have committed to 303.5 volunteering hours per month, and compassionately supported 2,390 patients.
Fab Quality Improvement Team AwardThe quality improvement team at PAHT have been shortlisted for the Team Award in recognition of their continued effort to empower, encourage and support colleagues to make positive change.
Fab Quality Improvement Individual AwardAnnie Joseph, critical care lead nurse educator, and Sara Silver, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) sister, have been shortlisted for the Individual Award in recognition of the orientation/resource pack they have developed in order to support temporary staff and agency nurses working within the Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Unit.
Jim McLeish, director of quality improvement at PAHT, said: “I am incredibly proud of the energy and effort our people put into developing, overseeing and implementing quality improvement projects at PAHT.
“Our people continuously strive to enhance the services that we provide and put our patients and people at the heart of everything that they do – it is fantastic to see them recognised for their dedication and commitment.
“On behalf of PAHT, a huge congratulations on being shortlisted and the best of luck for the awards ceremony.”
Shame that they can sort out the new system go to A&E wait to be sent to urgent care wait to be sent back to A&E , checking every time to two or three desks to many admin not enough medical care , repeat all you have said to everyone again and again yet it's all recorded digital , .my daughter was having problems with her eyes the options said you need to go to hospital as it due to pressure in your brain 36 hours later the neoro eye clinic and A&E still not taking responsibility for any thing who will do the spinal tap sent home told to come back the next day for it turned up ops no we have no record of it