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WWL Shortlisted for Prestigious HSJ Award

Newsdate: 26 September 2016

WWL has been shortlisted in the Patient Safety category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with de Poel health + care, to be held on 23 November at Intercontinental O2, London.

Following analysis of WWL’s incident reporting in 2014 it became apparent that our culture towards incident reporting needed to improve. In response, the Executive Team and the Governance and Assurance Team established a strong multidisciplinary approach to increase safety and improve incident reporting.

As a result of the changes made, we have seen a significant improvement in National Reporting and Learning System Reporting about Patient Safety incidents since 2015. The last year has seen top levels of performance when it comes to Patient Safety. Throughout the organisation there is a strong culture of safety that has been built and we are very pleased to find ourselves on the HSJ Awards shortlist.

Shortlisted entrants of the HSJ Awards have demonstrated outstanding practice and innovation that has helped to improve patient care and enhance value and efficiency and have overcome fierce competition to be judged amongst UK healthcare’s leading exponents.

Our Board continues to strive to improve safety at all of the Trust’s locations. For example, the Chairman is leading on an incident reporting project, aimed at creating an even stronger culture of safety and incident reporting. Our Chief Executive has also recently hosted a “Learning from Excellence” event based on “Black Box Thinking” and our Executive Directors are always happy to meet with patients and families if they have any concerns.

Pauline Law, Director of Nursing “I am absolutely delighted that we have been shortlisted for this award. The increase in reporting supports our culture and ethos of openness and transparency. Incident reporting has a huge positive impact on patient safety and outcomes because it allows us to learn from our mistakes, making future care safer and more effective and efficient. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our patient care and incident reporting plays a big role in supporting us to do this.”

The shortlisted organisations will now complete presentations and interviews to a judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector.

The awards will be presented out at an inspirational ceremony on 23 November 2016 at Intercontinental O2, London.

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