This is an award for a person or team that strives to be the best they can be and is committed to leading the way. They will have demonstrated high standards of excellence and will have made an outstanding contribution to the organisation.
Abbey Ward Therapy Team
Abingdon Community Hospital
Their nomination said:
“Abbey Ward Therapy Team set up an independent living area within their ward, of their own volition, to improve the service they provide for their patients — whilst maintaining the high level of care they already provide. Feedback has been hugely positive regarding use of the area with patient’s reporting it gives them an opportunity to regain some of their independence whilst supported by the inpatient team.”
Senior physiotherapist Karen Clarke, from the Abbey Ward Team, said:
“We are delighted to have won. We set up a room where patients were able to experience what it would be like at home. It has been a valuable tool in our rehabilitation progress and promotes seamless patient care.”