Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust win GCC Award
HSJ Awards - Good Corporate Citizen
Congratulations to Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust for beating off stiff competition to win the 2012 HSJ Good Corporate Citizen Award, sponsored by the SDU.
The winners demonstrated strengths across a range of criteria.
The starting point was the model of care – the building, grounds, and atmosphere were the best possible environment to promote healing, well-being and effective practice. Clinical evaluations demonstrate that the quality of care has improved. This was not simply about delivering the same model of care in a nice new building – the opportunity was taken to improve how care is delivered.
The buildings achieved a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating which is the standard new builds should aim for.
The building and facilities are part of the local community – the local community are able to use the facilities and in return the community provide support and involvement of service users (e.g. local football coaches use the facilities and run sessions for the service users)
This combination of a BREEAM excellent building, improved quality of care outcomes and increased social value really captures the spirit of good corporate citizenship as the assets of the community and the assets of the NHS are brought together in a mutually inclusive partnership for the health and well-being of all.
Congratulations also go to the seven other finalists.
Barts Health Trust
Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Community Health Services Trust
Liverpool Primary Care Trust and Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust
Sussex Community Trust
Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust
With well over 1,000 entries, 155 projects were shortlisted across 19 categories. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter.
Full details on the HSJ Awards website