Last week, eight Walsall Healthcare employees were #WalsallAndProud to be nominated for an award in the ‘Best Use of Integrated Care and Partnership Working in Patient Safety’ category at the Health Service Journal Patient Safety Awards.
The team were nominated for their work on the Covid-19 ‘Safe at Home’ Pathway in which patients with stable Covid can be supported in their own homes with the use of the Care Navigation Centre and Remote Pulse Oximetry monitoring.
The trust was the first in the West Midlands to offer an innovative early supported discharge service to patients with Covid-19.
To date, the pathway has enabled more than 326 patients to be cared for in their own homes and the patient feedback has been incredibly positive.
Ultimately the team didn’t win but said that “it was a privilege to represent the Trust”.
Deputy Director of Operations – Medicine and Long Term Conditions Division, Robert Ankcorn said: “The team worked so hard to set up this pathway in a matter of weeks – it’s great for the team to be recognised. Less than 20% of nominations were shortlisted so the whole hospital can be very proud.”
Deputy Director of Operations – Community Division, Donna Roberts added: “It is a real privilege to be part of such a successful local and national initiative in supporting our Covid-19 patients on the safe at home pathway, the integrated staff teams that work together on this pathway should be really proud that we were recognised and shortlisted for our patient care”.
To read more about the Covid-19 ‘Safe at Home’ service please click on this article.
To see winners and finalists for this nomination and other nominations at the Health Service Journal Patient Safety Awards click here.