Our congratulations go out to the Frail Older Person’s Pathway Team at Crosshouse Hospital, named overall winners of the Integrated Care for Older People award, sponsored by the Joint Improvement Partnership Board.
The award dinner was held at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh alongside Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing at the Scottish Government. Professor Jim McGoldrick presented the prestigious award on behalf of the Joint Improvement Partnership Board:
“We are very pleased to support Health Care Awards for 2014. The caliber this year was outstanding and I would like to commend Crosshouse Hospital, the Mackenzie Day Centre and Tracy Ligema on the achievements they have made over the last year”.
The panel of judges said that the Frail Older People’s Pathway Team at Crosshouse Hospital “made a real impact on the care of frail older people”. The team offer a rapid yet holistic assessment of needs, provide alternatives to acute hospital admission and including carers and families in the decision-making processs.
Tracy Ligema, Area Manager for the North & West Operational Unit (NHS Highland) was also shortlisted for her team’s hard work in pushing the boundaries of how traditional models of care can be delivered. Meanwhile the Mackenzie Day Centre was recognised for seizing on the opportunities provided by the integration of health and social care in the North Highlands, producing a more patient-centric service.
Click here for more information on the Scottish Health Awards for 2014.