The pressures faced across the healthcare sector have not been far from the headlines over the past 12 months – yet the quality and overriding positivity of the award entries this year highlight the enduring devotion of workers within the health and social care industry, dedicated to improving patient outcome.
A staggering 1067 entries have been received for the HSJ Awards 2022, with 219 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist (from across 162 organisations). The high volume - and exceptional quality – of applications once again reflects the breadth of innovation and care within the UK’s healthcare networks.
Now in its 42nd year, the HSJ Awards continue to provide an opportunity to shine a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements that individuals and teams across the sector deliver on a daily basis.
Following the thorough judging process, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held later this year (November 17th). Despite the tough competition, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s entry really did stand out as a ‘success story’ worthy of a prized place on the panel’s shortlist.
The entry submitted by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formulated around their impact on and within communities through several innovative collaborative projects and partnerships. In addition, the commitment to compassion within the workforce through a number of initiatives designed to improve equality and diversity and improve wellbeing were showcased. Finally, the Trust places a high value on ensuring that their foundations are robust, that financial and governance processes are sound and that values and behaviours are lived in each of and every member of the team.
Angela, Hillery, Chief Executive at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said;
“This really is wonderful news - the fact we’ve been shortlisted for Trust of the Year in the HSJ Awards 2022 is a recognition of all staff in the Trust who have worked extremely hard in a particularly challenging few years for everyone working in the NHS and care sectors.
“Our staff continuously go above and beyond to improve patient outcomes and deliver outstanding and compassionate care – and aligning with the HSJ Awards programme really allows us to share our success.
“We hope we might also inspire colleagues across the UK to pursue and put their ideas and innovations into practice too, in order to deliver better outcomes for patients and their families.”
HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, added;
“On behalf of all my colleagues, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on being shortlisted as a finalist in the category of Trust of the Year. All of the applications represent the ‘very best of the NHS’ and often leave our esteemed panel of judges with an impossible choice!
“Year on year the number of entrants continue to rise which I find so encouraging and it is testament to the effect that HSJ Awards can have on improved staff culture and morale.
“We’re all very much looking forward to welcoming our finalists to the awards ceremony in November, celebrating their impressive achievements and jointly acknowledging our values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and continuously driving for better service. But we never forget that the award ceremony is not just a celebration within a night, but a platform to recognise the hard work of all our NHS staff, all year round.”
The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on November 17th 2022.