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Trust shortlisted for National Safety Award

Teddington Memorial Hospital front

Monday 7 August 2017

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for its work to improve patient safety at Teddington Memorial Hospital.

The team, based at Teddington Memorial Hospital have been shortlisted in the Patient Safety Improvement category of the Nursing Times Awards 2017, for their work to transform the inpatient unit. The Nursing Times Awards are the most respected awards in the nursing and healthcare sector and offer much-deserved recognition for the innovative and excellent care that nurses at all levels provide across the UK.

Our entry featured the work to transform the inpatient rehabilitation unit from an average length of stay of 44 days to an average of 17 days. The team also transformed the rehabilitation care provided from a ‘requires improvement’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating in March 2016 to ‘good’ on all key lines of enquiry in February 2017.

The Patient Safety Improvement award category seeks to recognise individuals or teams who have undertaken an initiative to address factors that place patients at risk and promote safety as an essential part of healthcare.

Director of Nursing at Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Donna Lamb said: “I am really proud of the team’s hard work and dedication, and we will continue to do all we can to increase safety for patients. It is fantastic news that we are being recognised at a national level”

The team will present their entry to the judging panel in London on Friday 15 September. They will then find out if they have won at the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, on Thursday 2 November 2017. The trust is one of 11 organisations to be shortlisted in the Patient Safety category of the awards.