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Welsh Ambulance Service up for potential hat-trick at NHS Wales Awards

THE Welsh Ambulance Service is hoping for a hat-trick of success at the NHS Wales Awards after three of its projects were selected as finalists.

The Trust was today (Thursday 24 May) revealed as being on the shortlist for three separate awards at the annual event.

It includes the Citizens at the Centre of Service Redesign and Delivery category (supported by Wales Council for Voluntary Action) for the work the organisation has undertaken to become dementia friendly.

The service has also been nominated in the Improving Patient Safety category (supported by Welsh Risk Pool) for its advanced paramedic practitioner initiative, which provides enhanced care for patients in North Wales.

Meanwhile its community paramedic scheme, which sees paramedics work with primary care practices and the out of hours service to undertake home visits, is shortlisted in the Improving Health and Wellbeing and Reducing Inequalities category (supported by Welsh Local Government Association).

Chief Executive (Interim) Patsy Roseblade said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been nominated for an amazing three NHS Wales Awards, which in itself is a huge achievement.

“This is a testament to the innovative work being undertaken not only by us as a Trust, but also in partnership with our colleagues across the whole health system.

“Our staff work tirelessly day in, day out to deliver quality care for patients in Wales and we will continue to modernise the services we provide.

“I am extremely proud to be leading this organisation and would like to wish our finalists the very best of luck in September.”

Now in its 11th year, the annual NHS Wales Awards celebrate the work of organisations and teams across Wales in delivering excellent care and the winners will be announced in a ceremony on 20 September 2018.

The judging panel of NHS experts had the tough task of selecting the 20 finalists in seven award categories.

The next stage is for the judging panels to visit each finalist to find out more and see first-hand the benefits they’ve brought to patients.

The NHS Wales Awards are organised by 1000 Lives which is the national improvement service for NHS Wales delivered by Public Health Wales.

For a full list of finalists please visit www.nhswalesawards.wales.nhs.uk.

Editor’s notes

For more information regarding this press release, please call Communications Officer Liam Randall on 01745 532511 or 07841 840 632 or email Liam.Randall@wales.nhs.uk


24 May 2018 11:28




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