Trust shortlisted in two national awards


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating success after being shortlisted in two national HSJ awards – including The Nursing Times Awards and The Value in Healthcare Awards.

The Trust’s forensic child and adolescent mental health service team (Focus team) in Wakefield have been shortlisted in the Nursing in Mental Health category at The Nursing Time Awards and in the specialist service category at The Value in Healthcare Awards.

The Focus team provides forensic mental health services for young people who have been in touch with the criminal justice system. The service were also shortlisted earlier this year for its clinical leadership at the patient safety awards 2015.

Dr Kraam, clinical lead for the Focus team said: “I am delighted that our service and the Trust has been shortlisted for the continuous hard work we do to support young people who often come from very traumatic backgrounds.

“Our team, which was formed in 2010, are currently one of only a few services that provide an innovative and seamless service for vulnerable and high risk youngsters in the Yorkshire and Humber region. We aim to always place young people in the centre to understand their needs and provide specialised care to help reduce re-offending.

“Just to be shortlisted really means a lot and highlights how far we have come and will continue to go.”

Steven Michael OBE, chief executive of the Trust, said, “We are committed to supporting young people with mental health problems in the Yorkshire region. With the service now being shortlisted twice in these categories and nominated previously – this really shows the high quality of care they are delivering to local people – placing service users at the heart of everything they do.”

The Nursing Times Awards recognise innovative and high standards of nursing care in the UK, looking particularly at effective and efficient services by health care providers nationally. Being shortlisted in this category highlights the Trust’s ongoing commitment in providing quality care for service users and their families.

The Value in Healthcare Awards identify high standards of work in the healthcare sector, benchmarking work against other professionals in the field, on a national platform.

The award winners will be announced later this year, with the Value in Healthcare Awards in September and The Nursing Times Awards in November.

Trust shortlisted in two national awards

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