Sep 16th 2012
National Health Efficiency Award for City Hospital
This year Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Hospitals Trust found itself in the envious position of being shortlisted for a number of national awards.
The Trust was shortlisted for several HSJ (Health Service Journal) awards, including the ‘Efficiency Awards’ which were presented yesterday.
The HSJ efficiency awards are given to teams who have demonstrated exceptional cost savings and efficiencies, without compromising their high standards of patient care. The Trust was shortlisted in three categories: Workforce Efficiency – the City Hospital Breast Team; Energy Efficiency – the Sustainability team, and our partners, the Pan Birmingham Cancer Network were also shortlisted as finalists in the Efficiency in Acute Service Redesign category.
We are delighted to announce that City Hospital’s Breast Team won the Workforce Efficiency Award and the Pan Birmingham Cancer Network, working together with SWBH, took the award for efficiency in acute service redesign. Sadly our energy efficiency team were pipped to the post.
We still await the results for the other prestigious awards we are nominated in, which are in the Good Corporate Citizen and the Staff Engagement categories and the HSJ Chief Executive of the Year award, for which our own John Adler is a finalist.
The prestigious HSJ Awards are entering their 31st year and are the longest running healthcare awards in the country.
Jessamy Kinghorn, Head of Communications at the Trust said: “The fact that we were been shortlisted as finalists in three categories is testament to the exceptional work of both individuals and teams throughout the organisation. It is perhaps particularly poignant that John has been shortlisted in the Chief Executive category in the same year he has marked 10 years as Chief Exec at this Trust – a rare achievement for a Chief Executive in any acute hospital.”
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