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Staff at Derby Hospitals are finalists in six national awards

Published 06/05/2014

Staff at Derby’s hospitals are celebrating after being selected as finalists for six national awards for their ground breaking work in patient care and safety.

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted in five different categories in the prestigious 2014 national Patient Safety and Care Awards.

The Derby schemes which have been selected include using Skype technology to support patients at home, as well as a scheme to improve end of life care and a home volunteering scheme.

“To have so many of our schemes recognised as beacons of excellence in these prestigious awards is a great accolade for all our staff who work so hard to give patients the very best safe care here in Derby” says the Trust’s Chief Executive Sue James.

In the End of Life Care category, the Trust is nominated for its Partners in Care scheme which helps improves experiences at the end of life for patients and their families, creating positive lasting memories.

The innovative use of Skype technology is recognised in the Long Term Condition Management category. Staff in the renal unit use the internet video calling system to give advice and support to patients who use home dialysis.

Derby Hospitals has two finalists in the Quality in Care category. The first is for the Making Your Moment Matter campaign, which promises high quality care for all patients. The second is for the Home from Hospital Volunteering scheme, which sees volunteers visiting patients at home after they leave hospital.

The Trust is also a finalist in the Clinical Leadership category for the Keep Me Safe initiative, which brings together nurses, doctors and pharmacists to share ways of improving patient safety which has already been shown to save lives.

A mobile phone application which tracks staff training, ensuring staff are kept up to date in important areas such as infection control, safeguarding and patient confidentiality, has been shortlisted in the Improving Patient Safety category.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London in July.

Last Modified 06/05/2014