Palliative Care Northumbria recognised with national award

10 Oct 2017

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s palliative and end of life care service has been recognised with a national award.
 
Palliative Care Northumbria won the team category of the Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care at the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017 in Manchester this month.
 
The service, which supports patients and their families in Northumberland and North Tyneside, was recognised for creatively and innovatively leading change to improve patient outcomes.
 
The award judges noted that staff go out of their way to provide compassionate care and praised the fantastic feedback received from patients and their families about the service.
 
Dr Eleanor Grogan, head of Northumbria’s Palliative Care service, said: “This award is a testament to the fantastic commitment and dedication shown by staff across the service and we feel proud and honoured to be recognised in this way.”
 
The service bring together a range of specialist palliative care teams into an integrated service, to provide patients with seamless care in the right place, at the right time and in the right location. Support is provided at home, in hospitals including specialist palliative care units, in care homes, and day hospices.
 
The service includes a range of palliative care professionals, including an innovative partnership with Marie Curie – Marie Curie @ Northumbria; and a range of Macmillan health and social care professionals.
 
Northumberland County Councillor Veronica Jones, cabinet member for Adult Wellbeing and Health, said: “We welcome this award which recognises the excellent and innovative support available for people with life-limiting conditions and their families.”
 
The Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care are given to individuals, teams and organisations who demonstrate outstanding care for their patients.
 
The awards were set up by Dr Granger, who worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in the NHS through her #hellomynameis social media campaign which is supported by Northumbria Healthcare.