The Trust’s recent HSJ Patient Safety Award success was Giving Back the Gift of Time – Improving the Last 1000 Days of Life, which won the Best Use of Integrated Care and Partnership Working in Patient Safety Award.
Working with care homes, residents and community services, the Trust took a quality improvement approach to understanding why people end up in hospital.
A QI collaborative delivered during the pandemic looked at reducing the number broken hips, known clinically as a fractured neck of femur.
To help share in the success, this week the trophy was taken to the Moorings Residential Care Home, where staff were able to celebrate their role in winning the award.
Gina Pownell, Operations Manager for Lake View Rest Homes and Emma Bamber, Deputy Manager of The Moorings, were present to receive the trophy from Anna Dallow, Quality Improvement Programme Manager.
“It has been such a brilliant opportunity to work with Emma and Gina for the last year,” Anna said.
“The team at The Moorings have worked so hard to positively impact the lives of their residents, ensuring they are looked after safely and in their own home. Thank you to all the team for your dedication to this programme of work.”
Speaking about the award, Katharine Goldthorpe, Associate Director of Quality Improvement at the Trust said: “Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and partners from care homes shone brightly last night at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards at Central Manchester Convention Centre.
“Teams were shortlisted for three awards which was a phenomenal achievement. We are so proud to share that our hospital and care home teams have worked together and were announced winners of the ‘Best Use of Integrated Care and Partnership Working in Patient Safety’.
“This work shows the power of collaboration with the use of QI methods to drive safer outcomes for residents of local care homes. Some of those people could be in the last 1000 days of life, so this project has meant less unnecessary attendances to hospital so they are able to stay in the place they love, with the people they love for longer. This first group of care homes have been brilliant to work with and we can’t wait to get started with scaling this work up.”