COVID Response Award
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Awarded to the NHS organisation which has implemented swift and successful measures in order to cope with the COVID 19 pandemic.
2022 Winner: West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Virtual Hospital model
To prevent Watford General Hospital from becoming overwhelmed by the pandemic, the Trust established the UK’s first virtual hospital model in 2020. It has since expanded to care for heart and respiratory conditions, with nearly 300 patients having now been seen.
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Collaborative Newcastle
Isle of Wight NHS Trust - proactive COVID-19 recovery initiatives
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust - Family Liaison
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust - Vaccine development trials
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
During the initial rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations, the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Covid Vaccination team came together from various areas of the trust in order to provide a highly successful service. Staff worked at pace and displaying high levels of collaboration, quality of care and a patient focus in order to deliver over 10,000 vaccinations over the period of several months. This also included support local health and social care workers within the local authority/community. The team, were instrumental in ensuring that local health and social care service were protected and feel as safe as possible.
Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership
NHS Shared Business Services
Barnsley Healthcare Federation
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
At Bridgwater Community Hospital, which is managed by the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, nurse practitioners and colleagues from the community urgent care service collaborated with the local Primary Care Network and the local CCG to set up and run a safe PAC. This involved all GP practices in the network conducting remote consultations and any patient who gave cause for clinical concern being directed to the PAC where they underwent a comprehensive assessment and, if required, treatment.