21 June 2019

Two Trust nursing teams have been nominated for prestigious national awards. 

Nurses on Tower Hamlets Rosebank ward are through to the final round for their work on Trauma Informed Care and so are a team at the Royal London Hospital for their work with A&E Frequent Attenders. 

Rosebank Ward is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit . It provides a safe therapeutic environment for female service users.

There has been a vast reduction in restrictive practices and fewer applications for mental health tribunals because of the hard work the nursing team have managed on the ward. 

On receiving news of their success Dean Porter, Rosebank’s Clinical Nurse Manager said: “Our approach has attracted staff to the service and the attitude of staff has changed resulting in us delivering  trauma informed care to vulnerable women across London. The staff are more engaged in their work and are seeing more positive outcomes.”

The team behind the Royal London Hospital A&E Frequent Attenders Project have been nominated for  HRH The Prince of Wales Integrated Approaches to Care. They are members of Tower Hamlets Department of Psychological Medicine (DoPM). 

They  got the judges’ attention  because of their success in developing integrated care working with staff from different trusts and professions across acute and primary care services.

Their hard work has seen a reduction in A&E attendances, admissions and length of stay.

On learning of their successful nomination Nurse Consultant Rikke Albert said: “Everyone is delighted that their hard work has been recognised.

"Before the project was created people classed as  ‘frequent attenders’ often did not get their needs met for complex reasons. 

"The improvements mean more seamless care and happier more motivated staff . We have also worked hard to reduce stigma.”

Both nursing teams will meet a final panel of judges in September and winners will be announced at a special event in London on 30th October.

Full list of nominations is available here.