A hard-working team who care for those with learning disabilities at King’s Mill Hospital have scooped a prestigious award .
The Learning Difficulties team cares for some of their most vulnerable patients with learning disabilities and autism.
The team won a coveted Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award at the Intercontinental O2 in London.
The Learning Difficulties team won in the Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information category.
The team works with other organisations to identify people with these needs before they come into contact with the hospital.
The hospital can then put the necessary plans in place to make sure the patient’s journey through their care is as easy as possible.
Suzanne Banks, Chief Nurse for Sherwood Forest Hospitals said:
“We are just so proud of the team and the work that they do for our patients with learning difficulties and their families – who we know are amongst the most vulnerable that we come into contact with.
“These patients deserve the exact same level of care that we would expect everyone else to get.
“Congratulations to the team for this hugely deserved recognition.”
HSJ editor Alastair McLellan said: “I hope that Sherwood Forest Hospitals will be a source of inspiration for teams across the country.”