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Colleagues from three different services at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have been chosen by Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy as nominations for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards.

English MPs were asked to select local entries for the awards which are designed to celebrate the work of all NHS staff and those who work alongside them to improve and join up care in their communities.

Each MP could nominate one entry in each of the award categories and Jeremy Lefroy has chosen SSSFT services to go forward in three of these;

  • Person-Centred Care Champion: Milford House, St George’s Hospital Stafford
    Milford House supports patients with cognitive impairment or dementia diagnosis to be discharged from the local acute hospital into a specialist environment with a focus on facilitating discharge to the most suitable place to meet their needs, ideally the patient’s own home. The multi-disciplinary team supports a high level of physical and emotional well-being as well as providing reassurance and comfort for families, friends and carers.
  • Excellence in Mental Health: Involvement and Experience Team
    The team has developed an innovative role to improve the experience of people using our services. The employee has their own experience of using mental health services and has created an introduction to involvement training package to inspire staff to create opportunities for involvement and for more service users and carers to come forward and get involved.
  • Healthier Communities: Suzanne Rigby, Case Manager for the Homeless
    Suzanne provides short-term, targeted, person-centred care to the homeless and rough sleepers in Stafford offering immense support, providing increased opportunities and access to accommodation, and even helping them into paid work.
    These outstanding nominees have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how the health and care system provides care for patients.

All will now be considered at regional level with the champions then going forward to the national shortlist.

Neil Carr, Chief Executive, SSSFT said “I am very proud of all our nominees who have demonstrated they make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of local people. We are grateful to Jeremy Lefroy for recognising their efforts and putting them forward to be considered for these prestigious awards”.