HSJ Patient Safety Awards Winners!

Published: 21 September 2021 to 31 December 2098

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We are proud to announce that we won the HSJ Patient Safety Award for the Improving Care for Children and Young People Initiative of the Year category.

The winning project was our Humber Sensory Processing Hub website, which provides timely and unlimited access to important resources, which promotes a better understanding of sensory processing difficulties.

Everyday life can be significantly affected by sensory processing difficulties, and sensory processing difficulties are present in many conditions. However, they’re almost always present in neurodiverse children. Given the high demand for Autism and ADHD services nationally, this website is a great step in the right direction to providing increased access to information that can support our children and young people.

The website also provides intervention strategies that can be implemented immediately, which have been developed by qualified therapists to ensure that content is well informed and safe. This website has enabled large number of people, including health professionals, education staff and children, to access information that is helpful to them.

We are immensely proud to see this brilliant project and the team’s hard work recognised by the Health Service Journal at this year’s Patient Safety Awards. Being shortlisted alone is a huge achievement, to win is fantastic.

The judges noted that they were unanimous in their view that we were the winner of this category and commended those involved for their willingness to share such important work for others to adapt and learn from.  

Congratulations to the teams involved in this project, with a special well done to Michelle Field and Sally Fernie, who led the project and made this year’s submission happen.

We would also like to extend a huge congratulations to our other 3 teams who were finalists at the awards. Well done to our Modern Matrons for being shortlisted in the Learning Disabilities Initiative of the Year category, our Pharmacy Team for the Improving Safety in Medicines Management category, and our East Riding Partnership (ERP) Addictions Service for the Maternity and Midwifery Initiative of the Year category. We hope you’re all very proud of this great achievement and recognition of your work.

And finally, well done to all fellow winners and finalists at this year’s awards.

If you would like to view the full list of winners you can do so on the HSJ website here.

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