By: 4 September 2012

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) has received a Patient Safety and Care Integration award for its enhanced recovery programme, supported by Medihome in the community.

The Care Integration Awards, organised by the Health Service Journal and Nursing Times, recognise and reward the outstanding efforts of staff to achieve integrated pathways of care to meet the needs of patients with long-term conditions.

The RNOH was presented with the award for musculoskeletal care at a ceremony held in Central London on 04 July 2012.

Lynn Hill, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations and Transformation and Jonathan Miles, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Reconstruction Unit, accepted the award on behalf of the Trust. Lynn Hill said “We are delighted to be recognised in this way. We created an integrated patient pathway which delivers improved pre- and post-operative care and has transformed our patients’ experience. It is an excellent example of collaboration and integrating care solutions to maximise the potential of helping our patients to leave hospital more quickly, receive care in their own home and regain their independence.” The awards were presented on the day the RNOH reached the significant milestone of 1000 days without any incidence of MRSA bacteraemia acquired at the Trust.

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