The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT)
is delighted to have been shortlisted in the ‘Using Data to Connect Services’ category
at this year’s prestigious HSJ Awards. The awards recognise outstanding
contribution to healthcare and give providers the opportunity to showcase their
There were 1067 entries for this year’s
awards, with 219 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist. The
judging panel was made up of a diverse range of highly influential and
respected figures within the healthcare community.
Despite the tough competition, TRFT’s
project, ‘Taking a holistic approach to
overhauling real-time patient flow’, stood out as a ‘success story’ worthy
of a prized place on the panel’s shortlist. At this first stage of judging, the
shortlist was based on ambition; outcome; value; involvement and working
together, and how the project might be ‘picked up’ and replicated elsewhere for
the benefit of both patients and professional colleagues.
The project saw clinical site
teams, discharge teams, porters, operations teams and social services work
together to develop a new approach to optimising patient flow throughout the
organisation and beyond. The aim was to take a ‘Rotherham-wide’ holistic
approach, including all key stakeholders in a patient’s journey - before arrival
to hospital, throughout a hospital stay, supported discharge and social care.
By developing an integrated health and social care command centre, with access
to cross system information, teams can make more effective decision making,
enhancing the patient experience.
Chief Operating Officer, Sally
Kilgariff, said: “We’re incredibly proud to have been
shortlisted for ‘Using Data to Connect Services’ in this year’s HSJ Awards.
It’s a true testament to the hard work of colleagues who, with vital input from
our partners across Rotherham, during the pandemic created a new space where we
have overview of patient flow across health and care. This holistic approach
allows us to identify and remove any barriers in real time, using technology to
drive efficiency and improve patient outcomes.”
The official awards ceremony will
be held on Thursday 17 November.