South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been praised for its use of HealthRoster to directly deploy a new therapeutic care support team, gaining national recognition at the prestigious Allocate Awards 2018.
The team won the award for putting care needs first, which was presented by Chief Executive Officer of Allocate Software, Nick Wilson at the annual Allocate Awards on 17 October.
Debi McKeown, nursing sister in therapeutic care, said: “Having the ability to allocate staff to a ward immediately on Eroster allows the team to provide a level of care for patients who require one to one support very quickly.
“This helps to reduce anxiety and distress in patients when they are at their most vulnerable. This system demonstrates that IT systems and care must work in collaboration to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients.”
Eileen Aylott , assistant director of nursing added: “We were delighted to be recognised by Allocate Software for this work and its impact on patient care within South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
“It is imperative that we make the best use of our IT solutions to inform practice and this process allows us full visibility through our SafeCare system of where patient acuity is raised and addressed with support from the Therapeutic Care Team.
“The combination of using a live IT system with Therapeutic Care redeployment has enabled us to use our resources more effectively in a timely and efficient manor whilst improving the quality of patient care.”
Allocate Software is a leading international provider of workforce solutions, supporting the operational and administrative needs of healthcare professionals in all healthcare settings.