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Southern Health finalist in prestigious national health award

Health and Wellbeing team at 2017 HSJ awards
Southern Health's Health and Wellbeing team at the 2017 HSJ Awards

23 November 2017

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Health and Wellbeing project, which supports frail patients returning home from hospital, was amongst the finalists at the 2017 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards celebrated in London last night.

The project, which has been running for the last 18 months in partnership with Age Concern Hampshire, sees us hosting daily activities in our Petersfield and Gosport Hospital rehabilitation wards to speed up patients’ recovery and reducing the likelihood of readmission to hospital.

For 36 years the HSJ Awards, have recognised, celebrated and promoted the finest achievements in the NHS, and showcased them to the service’s most influential leaders. Hundreds of people from the health industry across the country had put themselves forward and we were amongst the final 11 in the Supported Self Care category.

Dr Jane Williams, Deputy Director for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Integrated Services Division said: “I'm absolutely thrilled that this project has received national recognition and that we were shortlisted as an HSJ finalist. It acknowledges the hard work Age Concern Hampshire and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust staff have put in so far. Whilst we didn’t win, we are excited about having showcased our work to date and how it has made a positive impact on our patients’ lives, so that others can build on and learn from our successes.”

To find out more about our Health and Wellbeing project and the impact it has had on our patients’ lives,  have a look at our video below.