We are celebrating this morning as NHFT was named Trust of the Year at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards last night. The HSJ Awards are the largest and most prestigious health awards in the country, and it is a real honour and achievement for our Trust to be recognised on this national level.
The Trust of the Year award recognises organisations which are offering excellent, patient-centric care and are shown to be innovative and forward thinking to meet the needs of the population they serve.
This award reflects the positive feedback we receive from our patients and is a huge testament to our staff that work hard every day to make a difference to those they care for across community, mental health, learning disability and speciality services – including prison healthcare.
NHFT Chief Executive, Angela Hillery, said: “It is a huge honour for the Trust to be recognised on the national stage for the excellent work we do every day. Every member of our staff has played their part, striving to make a difference to the people and communities we support and care for. NHFT has celebrated amazing successes this year, but the journey doesn’t end here – we are committed to continuing to improve, innovate, and provide the outstanding care that NHFT is known for.”
The HSJ Judges said: “This trust demonstrated an exemplar presentation alongside a truly impressive site visit which showed innovation, honesty and humility. The culture was evidently embedded throughout the trust and the team should be extremely proud as a leader within the NHS community.”