NNUH at Home shortlisted as a finalist for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020
A project that is helping some patients to receive hospital care at home has been shortlisted for a national ward.
NNUH at Home, which is run by Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and HomeLink Healthcare, has made the shortlist for the Best Healthcare Provider Partnership with the NHS category in the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020.
The awards recognise outstanding dedication to improving healthcare. The partnership between NNUH and HomeLink Healthcare has been shortlisted based on the diligence, ambition and the positive impact that the project has had on both practitioners and patients within the health care industry.
NNUH at Home was launched in January 2019 and enables patients who are clinically stable to go home and recover for the last few days of their acute episode of care. These patients remain under the care of the hospital and are supported at home with bespoke care services such as nursing care, IV antibiotics and personal care.
In its first six months, the scheme helped save 1,700 bed days at NNUH with 81 per cent of patients being discharged on or before their expected discharge date and has been positively received by patients.
Sam Higginson, NNUH Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of our teams over the last 12 months to successfully implement NNUH at Home. We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for patients, and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement.
“This nomination has been a tremendous boost to the whole team involved from NNUH and HomeLink Healthcare and I am sure it will bolster our continued efforts to improve.”
HSJ editor Alastair McLellan added: “We would like to congratulate NNUH and HomeLink Healthcare on being nominated in the category of Best Healthcare Provider Partnership with the NHS ahead of HSJ Partnership Awards 2020. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in February, to join us in recognising the very best collaborations and innovations in the healthcare sector. This year’s finalists are of an outstanding calibre and all of them are exceptionally dedicated to enhancing healthcare across the UK.”