Children’s Observation Hub shortlisted in two categories for the 2024 HSJ Patient Safety Awards

Wakefield District Health and Care Partnership and Conexus Healthcare CIC are delighted to announce that the Children’s Observation Hub has been shortlisted twice in the Improving Care for Children and Young People Initiative of the Year and the Primary Care Initiative of the Year categories at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards which recognises safety, culture and positive experience in patient care, celebrating its worthy finalists on a national scale.

The HSJ Patient Safety Awards acknowledges the hard-working teams and individuals across the UK who are continually striving to deliver improved patient care.  Following the thorough judging process, the Children’s Observation Hub was included in the 206 organisations, projects and individuals that made the final shortlist among 415 entries logged for the 2024 awards programme.

The Children’s Observation Hub is a collaboration between primary and secondary care, aimed at reducing high levels of paediatric A&E attendance across the Wakefield District. The development of a community-based hub, offering virtual and face to face observation and an innovative day pass approach, provided parents of ill children aged 3 months to 16 years, with clinical advice, treatment and reassurance as an alternative to A&E over winter 23/24. In just six months, the Hub provided care and support to 2518 children and their families, with 2,559 contacts being made in total and 10581 day passes being issued.

The Awards are a highlight of the HSJ’s annual two-day Patient Safety Congress (taking place on 16 and 17 September), where delegates working at the forefront of safety, quality and clinical excellence come together to join in on open and honest discussions about the current reality of safety.

The full list of finalists for the 2024 HSJ Patient Safety Awards can be found at https://awards.patientsafetycongress.co.uk/shortlist-2024.

Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Manchester Central, on 16 September 2024.

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