Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust has been named Mental Health Provider of the Year at the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2019.
The awards, now in their 39th year, are among the world’s most fiercely contested health service awards, attracting hundreds of entries from the NHS and its partners. The ceremony held yesterday in London celebrates the outstanding contributions of staff and organisations across the healthcare sector.
The award for Provider of the Year is awarded to an organisation who implements integrated care with a focus on outcomes, sustainable finances and delivery of value for money. The award recognises the Trust’s excellent, patient-centric care, built on strong engagement between clinicians within and beyond the organisation. It also acknowledges their efforts in putting patients at the centre of everything that they do, through real patient and carer engagement, as well as their focus on providing “Right Care, in the Right Place, First Time, Every Time”.
The judges said: “The journey for this organisation is exemplary; the judges thought they didn’t know quite how impressive they are. They retain an understated wow factor in their progress to change, patient safety and embedded positive culture. A unique presentation from a unique trust.”
Michele Moran, Chief Executive of Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award. It recognises the dedication and commitment of our teams to ensure that we are delivering the best possible care to the communities that we serve.
“I would like to thank our patients, staff, partners and stakeholders for their support, input and collaboration, as without you we would not have been able to make the progress that we have to get to this point.”
Other finalists for the award included: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership FT; Dorset HealthCare University FT; Midlands Partnership FT; and Place2Be.
[Helen Waites – Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust]