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Sherwood Forest Hospitals in the running for national awards

Posted Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:11 PM

Two teams at Sherwood Forest Hospitals are celebrating after being shortlisted in the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value Awards announced today (Weds 6 March).

The awards celebrate the best examples of outstanding efficiency and improvement in NHS organisations nationwide, and especially reward projects that demonstrate improved value for money and clear improvements for patients. 

Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ Radiology Department is shortlisted in the Improving the Value of Diagnostic Services for their work in training and developing their own sonographers in response to a national challenge in recruiting to these roles. This has been successful in reducing the amount the Trust spends on agency staff and has improved patient experience.

The Trust’s pre-op team meanwhile is in the running in the Surgical Services Initiative of the Year category for its work on reducing on the day surgical cancellations, which is saving the Trust money and improving usage of operating theatres. (This is the second award this project has been shortlisted for also being up for a British Medical Journal award).

Both teams will find out if they have been successful at an award ceremony in Manchester in May.

Richard Mitchell, Chief Executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals said:

“We’re very proud of both of these great teams for being shortlisted for such prestigious awards - to be recognised nationally for the work we are doing is a real credit to everyone involved.

“We all know that resources are under pressure for NHS organisations, which means we need to do things differently to offer better value, whilst also improving patient care. That is not always easy to do, but it’s something that both of these teams have been very successful in achieving.  We wish them all the best for the award ceremony.”