Work to reduce stillbirths and treat kidney injury has led to George Eliot Hospital being shortlisted for two prestigious patient safety awards
The hospital has been shortlisted in the Quality Lead of the Year and the Patient Safety in Maternity and Midwifery Services categories at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Awards.
The Quality Lead of the Year shortlisted project was an initiative to improve patient safety by improving the management and treatment of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). The project team had developed a new organisation-wide care bundle, guidance for both staff and patients and introduced a response team to support patients with AKI.
The Maternity Team have been shortlisted in the Patient Safety in Maternity & Midwifery Services category for their success in reducing stillbirth rates. Stillbirth rates reduced at the maternity unit after midwives brought in a range of measures to support parents-to-be around fetal movements and implemented national guidelines to reduce stillbirth.
Director of Nursing, Michelle Norton said: “We are extremely proud of these two innovative initiatives which have improved patient safety at the hospital to reduce both stillbirths and Acute Kidney Injury alerts at the hospital.
This is another success for the hospital which has recently opened a fantastic new £4.1m endoscopy unit, a new energy centre and a state of the art MRI scanner suite. Last year it also completed the refurbishment of its main theatre suite and the maternity unit building.