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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust shortlisted for the 2022 HSJ Awards

09 Aug 2022 08:57:20
HSJ Awards 2022

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 achievements. 

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.