The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

An award winning week for Leeds Teaching Hospitals

5 July 2019

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is celebrating after winning a series of awards that highlight its excellence in patient care and safety.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals picked up awards in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Awards, the Digital Technology Leaders Awards, and the Yorkshire regional Institute of Directors - with the Trust’s chair, Linda Pollard, CBE DL Hon.LLD, winning a special director’s award for excellence.

The Trust’s work in reducing patient falls on hospital wards won an HSJ Quality Improvement award as well as that work being highly-commended in a second category. It also won another HSJ award for its care improvements for patients with Parkinson’s - and was shortlisted for its “Think Drink” campaign which ensures patients are properly hydrated before their surgery.

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Commenting on the Trust’s award for its work in reducing patient falls, the HSJ judges said that Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust “showed outstanding work demonstrating the strength of data collection in reinvigorating QI processes. They showed real enthusiasm with patient education and in preventative practice.”

To cap a successful week the Trust’s Associate Director of Digital, Sarah Moorhead, was shortlisted for Chief Digital Officer of the Year in the Digital Technology Leaders Awards.

M20180123 012 LINDA POLLARD CHAIR DSC 8659Trust chair, Linda Pollard, won the chairman’s award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice at the Institute of Directors (IoD) Yorkshire awards.  These awards recognise leaders from the public and private sectors along with entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds.

Linda said she was honoured to receive the award which she says highlights the fantastic teamwork that exists within the Trust.  “It was great to have been shortlisted with such outstanding individuals from these successful and well renowned organisations from across our region, but to win is just incredible. 

“Leeds Teaching Hospitals really is a great place to work and I am delighted that people’s efforts have been recognised.”

Julian Hartley, Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, said the collection of awards by the Trust teams showed the hard work and commitment that exists within the organisation.  “This is a great achievement and shows how the highest levels of patient care by our staff are being recognised more widely,” he said.